|Summary:||Add artical about creating manpage from scratch|
|Component:||Documentation||Assignee:||freebsd-doc mailing list <doc>|
|Status:||Closed Overcome By Events|
|Severity:||Affects Only Me||CC:||bcr|
Description Joe 2010-04-12 10:40:01 UTC
The FreeBSD documentation environment is lacking instructions on how to create man page manuals. I have written a How To document titled; Creating a manpage from scratch. Its too big for the FAQ list, but fits nicely into the article size. You can read it online at http://www.daemonforums.org/showthread.php?t=4602 I am donating it to the FreeBSD document team with the hopes you will take the text file I have attached and convert it to SGML and add it as an article. Fix: Patch attached with submission follows:
Comment 1 Niclas Zeising 2011-05-24 10:44:04 UTC
Hi! I'll work on converting this to SGML. Regards! -- Niclas
Comment 2 Niclas Zeising 2012-06-15 22:05:00 UTC
Just to submit a status report... I'm still working on this. I had to take a break because of the workload elsewhere, but I'll continue working on it during the summer. Regards! -- Niclas Zeising
Comment 3 Niclas Zeising 2012-07-18 11:35:34 UTC
Responsible Changed From-To: freebsd-doc->zeising I'm still working on this.
Comment 4 Doug Barton 2012-07-18 12:17:11 UTC
This article should mention /usr/share/examples/mdoc/ hth, Doug -- Change is hard.
Comment 5 joeb1 2013-01-13 19:49:40 UTC
Has there been any progress to date? I submitted this PR. Had to change email address because of to much spam.
Comment 6 Eitan Adler 2017-12-31 07:58:45 UTC
For bugs matching the following criteria: Status: In Progress Changed: (is less than) 2014-06-01 Reset to default assignee and clear in-progress tags. Mail being skipped
Comment 7 Benedict Reuschling 2019-06-08 09:13:01 UTC
We have a chapter about how to write man pages on the FDP primer for a good while now: https://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/fdp-primer/manpages.html It contains pretty much everything that is in the submitted file.txt, so I think closing this PR is reasonable. If you find that there is something missing, please open a new PR.