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bug #40805: locatedb.5: Some formatting changes in the manual

Submitter:  Bjarni Ingi Gislason <bjarniig>
Submitted:  Wed 04 Dec 2013 03:38:41 PM UTC
Category:  documentation Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  None Status:  Fixed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  jay
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  4.5.12 Fixed Release:  4.5.15
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Fri 14 Feb 2014 06:23:06 PM UTC, comment #3: 

It is better to change \[..] to \(.. if it is to be valid for all implementations of *roff.

I do not have git and do not intend to learn how to use it.

I will therefore send my patches to Debian, both this and others that I have for other man pages in this package.

Bjarni Ingi Gislason <bjarniig>
Tue 11 Feb 2014 11:31:36 PM UTC, comment #2: 

Sorry, obviously I do think it's a GNU extension.

James Youngman <jay>
Project Administrator
Tue 11 Feb 2014 11:27:57 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Thanks for this improvement!

However, I don't think that the \[xy] feature is a GNU roff extension (for example, Solaris lacks it).   Some of these work with \( but \(en doesn't seem to work.

Could you re-submit your patch as a git patch, using \(, with a ChangeLog entry (specifying that it's a tiny change) please?  For more information on how to submit patches, please see the README-hacking file. 

James Youngman <jay>
Project Administrator
Wed 04 Dec 2013 03:38:41 PM UTC, original submission:  


  +/\­- changed to character \[+-]

  - changed to \- if it means an option

  <= changed to symbol \[<=]

  - changed to \[en] (en-dash) if it means a range

  Space between sentences is two word spaces.  Better is to begin each
sentence on a new line, as the file contains formatting requests

  Patch is in the attached file

Bjarni Ingi Gislason <bjarniig>


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file #29786:  locatedb.5.diff added by bjarniig (2KiB - application/octet-stream)


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2015-12-18 jay Open/ClosedOpen Closed
        Fixed ReleaseNone 4.5.15
    2015-11-01 jay StatusNeed Info Fixed
    2014-02-11 jay StatusNone Need Info
        Assigned toNone jay
    2013-12-04 bjarniig Attached File- Added locatedb.5.diff, #29786

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