bugGNU troff - Bugs: bug #57863, [PATCH] INSTALL.extra: Change '.n'...


bug #57863: [PATCH] INSTALL.extra: Change '.n' to a ".<section number>"

Submitted by:  Bjarni Ingi Gislason <bjarniig>
Submitted on:  Wed 19 Feb 2020 10:38:07 PM UTC  
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  Documentation Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open Planned Release:  None

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Wed 19 Feb 2020 10:38:07 PM UTC, original submission:  

From b16f440d307493e4d89cb894273f20b0d988064c Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Bjarni Ingi Gislason <bjarniig@rhi.hi.is>
Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2020 22:31:15 +0000
Subject: [PATCH] INSTALL.extra: Change '.n' to a ".<section number>"

  The suffix '.n' in names of created man pages is an older convention.

  Changed in commit 9d885c6b342f71594af5d45f37ce65c121641e25
(Thu Aug 27 13:27:25 2015 +0200).

Signed-off-by: Bjarni Ingi Gislason <bjarniig@rhi.hi.is>
 INSTALL.extra | 9 +++++----
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/INSTALL.extra b/INSTALL.extra
index d7bb2fd0..799647e3 100644
--- a/INSTALL.extra
+++ b/INSTALL.extra
@@ -124,11 +124,12 @@ page length can be changed with the `pl' request.

 When you have built groff but not installed yet, you can use the
 test-groff script to try groff out on one of the man pages.  (Use the
-.n files not the .man files.)  The test-groff script sets up environment
-variables to allow groff to run without being installed.  For example,
-you could do
+.n ("n" is the section number) files not the .man files.)
+The test-groff script sets up environment variables to allow groff to
+run without being installed.
+For example, you could do (in the build dirctory)

-  ./test-groff -man -Tascii src/roff/groff/groff.n | less
+  ./test-groff -man -Tascii src/roff/groff/groff.1 | less

 to display the groff(1) man page with the `less' pager.


Bjarni Ingi Gislason <bjarniig>


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