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

Submitted by:  Bjarni Ingi Gislason <bjarniig>
Submitted on:  Wed 04 Dec 2013 03:38:41 PM UTC  
Category: documentationSeverity: 3 - Normal
Item Group: NoneStatus: Fixed
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: James Youngman <jay>
Originator Name: Open/Closed: Closed
Release: 4.5.12Fixed 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>
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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 AdministratorIn charge of this item.
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
    Fri 18 Dec 2015 02:56:51 PM UTCjayOpen/ClosedOpen=>Closed
      Fixed ReleaseNone=>4.5.15
    Sun 01 Nov 2015 10:15:07 PM UTCjayStatusNeed Info=>Fixed
    Tue 11 Feb 2014 11:27:57 PM UTCjayStatusNone=>Need Info
      Assigned toNone=>jay
    Wed 04 Dec 2013 03:38:41 PM UTCbjarniigAttached File-=>Added locatedb.5.diff, #29786

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