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Re: Man page sections

From: The Hermit Hacker <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org>
To: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Thomas Lockhart <lockhart(at)alumni(dot)caltech(dot)edu>, Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Man page sections
Date: 2000-08-20 04:17:10
Message-ID: Pine.BSF.4.21.0008200116290.3758-100000@thelab.hub.org (view raw or flat)
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On Sat, 19 Aug 2000, Bruce Momjian wrote:

> > > I think we should make the man pages for the SQL commands section 7
> > > ("miscellaneous"), rather than "l" (ell). The latter is not a standard or
> > > portable concept.
> > 
> > Yeah, that was always a bit strange to me. Any objections to section 7?
> > The man page tool can do this easily...
> 
> 7 sounds good.

isn't there a doc on what each section is "meant for"?  for instance,
section 3 is generally where you find language man pages (ie. getopt(),
printf()) ...



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