[PATCH] explicitly use escaped minus in man pages

Hleb Valoshka 375gnu at gmail.com
Wed Oct 17 15:33:51 UTC 2012


On 10/15/12, Eric Wong <normalperson at yhbt.net> wrote:
> All the manpages are generated with pandoc.  Can you send a patch
> for the Markdown files in Documentation/*.1.txt instead?  Thanks
> in advance.

I'll try but I'm not sure that it's possible, it seems to be only
groff-specific issue to treat minus as hyphen.

May be it's better to try to patch pandoc.

> I generate manpages using pandoc 1.5.1.1-5+b1 from Debian stable
> using: make -C Documentation

I'll try it with pandoc 1.9.4.2-2 from sid, maybe it knows groff
better than 1.5 :)

> However, I think distributing your patch as-is with the Debian source
> package is fine to avoid an extra Build-Depends on pandoc+haskell until
> the next unicorn release.

I should agree with you.


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