On Thu, Jun 04, 2009 at 11:16:05PM +0200, Polytropon wrote: > On Thu, 4 Jun 2009 17:00:06 -0400, Jerry McAllister <jerr...@msu.edu> wrote: > > Yes, I know. That is why some other additional for is also useful. > > I don't really propose changing man, but do often wish for some other > > form. > > Many programs contain an EXAMPLES section in the man page. > Further documentation often is supplied in /usr/local/share/doc > and /usr/local/share/examples - available locally. >
my take of the idea of man pages is simple: they serve as a concise summary of a program you already know. maybe you've forgotten a 'w' flag or switch. otherwise, a number of examples are worth ten thousand words. ----the gotcha is that examples take a lot of skill... . and, yes, the better programs with man pages do have examples! .... gary > > > > -- > Polytropon > >From Magdeburg, Germany > Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0 > Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ... > _______________________________________________ > firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org" -- Gary Kline kl...@thought.org http://www.thought.org Public Service Unix http://jottings.thought.org http://transfinite.thought.org For FBSD list: http://transfinite.thought.org/slicejourney.php _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"