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NetBSD man page style

Things to do and avoid when changing man pages

The following is an incomplete list of things to do and avoid when changing man pages.

  • After non-trivial changes, bump the date of the man page (the argument of .Dd at the start of the man page).
  • Start new sentences on new lines. groff(1) needs to know where a new sentence starts, and ending a sentence on a line end is the easiest way.