Bug 43823 - [patch] update to environ(7) manpage
Summary: [patch] update to environ(7) manpage
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 mailing list
Keywords: patch
Depends on:
Reported: 2002-10-08 13:10 UTC by Lyndon Nerenberg
Modified: 2018-08-05 06:42 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

See Also:

file.diff (9.00 KB, patch)
2002-10-08 13:10 UTC, Lyndon Nerenberg
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Description Lyndon Nerenberg 2002-10-08 13:10:01 UTC
The environ(7) manpage is a bit stale.

The enclosed patch addresses the following issues:

1) Rationalize the use of the mdoc macros, particulary w.r.t.
   misuses of .Dq and .Ar.

2) Some cleanup and expansion of the prose to (I hope) make it
   a bit easier to read.

3) Move the descriptions of the environment variables into
   the ENVIRONMENT section of the manpage.

4) Clean up the references in SEE ALSO to only include those manpages
   that directly address relevant environment issues.

5) Remove the entry for PWD, as it's very shell specific and cannot
   be relied upon in general.

6) Remove the entry for LANG. It's superseded by the LC_*
   variables, and isn't referenced by any of the system manpages
   under 4.7-RC. A grep through /usr/src for references to LANG
   shows that anything that does use it defers to LC_*.

7) Quite a few commonly referenced variables were added:

   and VISUAL

   That list is a bit arbitrary, but I tried to pick those that
   are common to several commands, or are just plain useful to
   know about. I avoided anything specific to just one command
   (but left EXINIT in anyway).

8) Remove the "warning" text at the end. It didn't really say
   anything useful, and made reference to a number of variables
   that were not described in the manpage to begin with.

How-To-Repeat: 	N/A
Comment 1 Hiten Pandya freebsd_committer 2003-05-16 05:01:12 UTC
Responsible Changed
From-To: freebsd-bugs->hmp

Move this to the right category, and assign it to me. 
I will take care of this in the near future.
Comment 2 Hiten Pandya freebsd_committer 2003-09-17 17:48:22 UTC
Responsible Changed
From-To: hmp->simon

Give this PR to the most talented, Simon Nielson (simon@) :-)
Comment 3 Simon L. B. Nielsen freebsd_committer 2005-06-12 17:47:57 UTC
Responsible Changed
From-To: simon->freebsd-doc

Throw this back in the pool since I don't see me having time to rework 
this patch enough so it can be comitted any time soon. 

Note that some of the additions suggested in the patch have already 
been in environ(7) for quite a while.
Comment 4 Eitan Adler freebsd_committer freebsd_triage 2017-12-31 08:01:06 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.

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