Bug 111425 - Missing chunks of text in historical manpages
Summary: Missing chunks of text in historical manpages
Status: Open
Alias: None
Product: Documentation
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Manual Pages (show other bugs)
Version: Latest
Hardware: Any Any
: Normal Affects Only Me
Assignee: freebsd-bugs (Nobody)
Depends on:
Reported: 2007-04-09 20:20 UTC by Jerry Peek
Modified: 2018-04-11 20:39 UTC (History)
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Description Jerry Peek 2007-04-09 20:20:02 UTC
I've used the historical manpages -- especially 7th Edition and 4.3
Reno -- for years, thanks.  Today I'm reading the 4.3 Reno page diff3(1),
from http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?query=diff3&apropos=0&sektion=1&manpath=4.3BSD+Reno&format=html
.  It has a problem I've seen in some other pages (but not reported before):
some small bits of text are missing.

For instance, the second paragraph of DESCRIPTION begins like this:

Options are: Produces output in a form suitable as an input script for
the ed(1) utility.

Which option does that describe?  It doesn't say.  Another example is
in the FILES section:

     temporary files.  the executable.

I think that section should include /tmp/XXX and /usr/bin/diff3, or something.


I'm guessing that there's a macro call which isn't being read or handled
by the man-to-html converter.  For instance, the missing -e option might
have been coded as:

.XX -e
How-To-Repeat: Open the manual page I mentioned in Firefox, or probably in other browsers too.
Comment 1 Eitan Adler freebsd_committer freebsd_triage 2017-12-31 07:58:41 UTC
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