[nsd-users] nsd manpages

Tim van der Molen tim at kariliq.nl
Tue Aug 25 16:19:35 UTC 2015

Jan Stary (2015-08-25 17:27 +0200):
> Currently, the NSD manpages are written in the legacy man(7) language.
> I propose to rewrite them into the markup of the mdoc(7) language.
> Both languages are sets of roff macros, supported for decades
> by mostly groff (on linuxes) and mandoc (on the BSD's).
> The main difference is that mdoc(7) does _semantic_ markup,
> so the macros mean e.g. "this is a command line option"
> as opposed to e.g. "make it italics and put brackets around it".
> See http://mdocml.bsd.lv/ about the whole story.

The only disadvantage of mdoc, however, is that some systems still don't
support it. I believe Solaris is one of them. So, for portability, you'd
have to be able to provide man pages in both mdoc and man format.

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