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man pages and tbl

Subject: man pages and tbl
From: Werner LEMBERG
Date: Sun, 14 Jan 2007 09:15:49 +0100 CET
Is there any reason why you don't pipe man pages through tbl?  To be
more precise, why don't you use the `man' program which normally can
handle this automatically (this is, recognizing the necessary
preprocessors based on the first line of the man page)?

If you don't like `man', I suggest that you use something like

  tbl | nroff ...

in `mc.ext.in' (where `tbl' should be `gtbl' on platforms where you
have `gtroff' instead of `troff').  Always calling tbl should never
cause problems.


    Werner
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