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From Marc Slemko <>
Subject Re: Manual pages
Date Tue, 18 Feb 1997 17:05:07 GMT
On Tue, 18 Feb 1997, Paul Sutton wrote:

> Am I the only person that still uses Unix manual pages? I think they are
> quite important for Unix applications and I certainly like to see them in
> stuff I download from the net. I'd like to see all the programs
> distributed with Apache having manual pages... in particular, things like
> htpasswd and dbmmanage which are likely to be used by real users as well
> as the person who downloaded the distribution. So I've also created a
> manual page for htpasswd. If anyone else thinks this is a good idea I'll
> create one for dbmmanage and as well. None of these programs
> are documented in htdocs, by the way.

I love man pages and hate the FSF for claiming they are useless, obsolete,
etc. and replacing them with unusable info junk.  I like the idea.

> Anyway, the main changes to the httpd manual page are:
>  - remove implication that inetd is the best way to start httpd
>  - add -h and -l options
>  - warn that paths in the manual page might be wrong
>  - make httpd a section 8 command
>  - change the copyright to The Apache Group

Looks good. Can the copyright be changed?

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