Re: Man pages

From: Colin Booth <>
Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 23:18:32 -0700

On Mar 25, 2017 10:01 PM, "S. Gilles" <> wrote:
> This is a rather silly question, but the other day I wanted to look
> up the syntax of some command or other, but had no internet connection.
> I had always assumed that the online documentation was generated
> from manpages, but I don't see any in the source.
> Am I overlooking a repository, or are the docs HTML only? (And if
> the latter, would hypothetical patches to add manpages be accepted?)

Docs are HTML only but are shipped with the source
(component_name/docs/*.html) and should be present on all systems that
build skaware stuff. This has been mentioned before in the #s6 IRC channel,
and yes, patches to add manpages would be accepted. I've threatened to do
the same, that or to rewrite the docs into something that trivially
compiles into both html and man-style troff, but a lack of time (and the
presence of a copy of lynx on all of my systems that run s6) has kept me
from really digging in to the project.

Received on Sun Mar 26 2017 - 06:18:32 UTC

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