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Updated Gnu tools manpages, maybe you'd like to know? ('gnumaniak')
- From: "Soren Andersen" <soren_andersen at speedymail dot org>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 7 Jan 2002 07:01:20 UT
- Subject: Updated Gnu tools manpages, maybe you'd like to know? ('gnumaniak')
- Reply-to: soren_andersen at speedymail dot org
Hello List Readers,
I checked the archives and didn't see signs that this was previously known: I came across a project ("gnumaniak") that is creating more updated man pages for (many of the core) Gnu apps we use ...
This seems like a good thing ... I know the GNU org prefer info docus as a policy, and are not keeping the manpages current. Several times i haven't had `info' working but man was, so i think this is a good thing. Not trying to argue policy or anything, just sharing information.
As an aside: the packaging posed a significant obstacle for me: this is done up as an rpm, and I didn't have any `rpm', and so I downloaded the `rpm' Cygwin port from:
and tried to install it. I didn't see anything (in time) telling me to `touch /etc/mtab' after running `rpm --initdb' tho, and so i cannot say I have it running yet (I'll have to reboot into NT before i can try to apply this newly-acquired information...).
BTW -- is there any other, newer, in any way 'better' rpm for Cygwin which i should know about?
Best to cygwin in the New Year,
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