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Re: Manual incorrectly implies \<cr> OK in authorization_keys file?

From: Bill Burgess <burgess_at_greeneridge.com>
Date: 2007-04-23 23:34:49 CEST

On Apr 23, 2007, at 12:56 PM, Andy Levy wrote:

> \<cr> is a fairly common convention for indicating a line continuation
> in documentation. I see it pretty often in open source documentation.

On Apr 23, 2007, at 12:59 PM, Mark W. Shead wrote:

> Try putting it all on one line. \ is often used to indicate that the
> line continues off the edge of the printed page.

Thanks, yes I did realize (eventually) that the ssh key information
needed to be on a single text line. I've been using *nix since 1984
and this was not immediately obvious; some other *nix tools DO
interpret a literal \<cr> as non-breaking.

I would love to see the manual modified to clarify that, in this
particular example, the \<cr> should not be copied. I would be
happy to contribute this if someone can point me to the manual-writing
people. However if it's just a convention that sometimes \<cr> in
example documentation can be copied verbatim and sometimes it can't,
then I will accept that.

Thanks & cheers,

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