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RE: Re: Manual Pages

From: Kenneth Wood <kenneth.wood_at_e2open.com>
Date: 2007-01-24 15:38:24 CET

Adrian Howard wrote:
>
> On 24 Jan 2007, at 11:37, Nadav Har'El wrote:
> [snip]
>> The example that bothered me was the "info" command. Compare "svn
>> help info"
>> to http://svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.1/re13.html
>>
>> "svn help info" is way too short and is missing a lot of information.
>> What
>> kinds of details can "svn info" print? Does it access the repository,
or
>> just the working files? All this information (and no useless "cruft")
is
>> in the aforementioned Web page, which could make a very good manpage,
so
>> why not?
> [snip]

Consider that "man" pages existed before the internet. So, if you didn't
have
the info locally, you didn't have it.

Now, everything you need is in the book on line. Why bother with man
pages?

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