[ITP] italic-man

Jon Turney jon.turney@dronecode.org.uk
Thu Feb 16 18:59:30 GMT 2023

On 21/01/2023 17:04, Thomas Wolff via Cygwin-apps wrote:
> italic-man installs two scripts and hooks them into the workflow of the 
> 'man' command so that the italic attribute of manual pages is actually 
> displayed as italics in terminals that support it.
> cygport file attached

Thanks very much for having another go at this.

I'm still not overly keen on postinstall/preremove scripts which modify 
a configuration file belonging to another package, so I think I'm going 
to defer to Achim on approving this.

Taking a step back, may I ask a couple of questions?

- Can this be done as a patch to man-db and/or groff?

(perhaps with a separate man-italic package which just contains a marker 
file which enables the functionality?)

- (If different) how would this be done in an upstreamable way?

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