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example - example skeleton file for man page writers
section should contain a short synopis of the command including its options
and arguments. In case of main programs (1)
one could say:
in2=snap2 out=snapo [cut=cutoff]
In case of library routines (3)
probably look like:
void example(const char *msg);
You can also put comments
in a man page that won’t show up.
This should list if there
are any expected external variables or routines which will be moderated:
extern int nobj;extern int mass[MOBJ];extern int phase[MOBJ];
Peter Teuben, the person(s) who wrote it or deserved the credit or:
John Doe, the guy who is now responsible of keeping this particluar
piece of software up to date.
This should contain a reference to files
needed to be included at compilation or linked at linking time. Note that
a <TAB> must be included for proper allignment at 2.5 inches
/usr/lib/tmac/tmac.an This file contains the MAN macros
This is a simple skeleton file for authors of manual pages
and shows e.g. the possibilities of text in bold as well as Italics typeface.
It is better studied by directly looking at the source file, than by viewing
the roffed-output. This file contains about all the possible SECTIONS we
are using, in practice you would use a subset of them, but never leave
out the NAME section.
The following parameters are recognized
in order; they may be given in any order if the keyword is also given. Use
--help to confirm this man page is up to date.
- Input data is read
from snap1, which must be in SnapShot(5)
- Input data is
read from snap2, which must be in SnapShot(5)
- a boolean
- A min_max range.
- many levels
On the design of keyword names and order: in= and out= should
ideally appear first, with reasonable defaults for all other keywords for
a standard run. Also note that the key= is in boldface. Anything after that
is optional, can be literal (boldface) or implied (italics).
Name Appears on Page Description
example example.0 skeleton for manual page with simple columns
This section gives a list if other(0) routines and manuals which
are relevant to this command. In case you want to know more than you possibly
ever wanted to know about writing manuals, consult one of the following:
The -man Macro Package (upper case directives in this file)
with NROFF and TROFF (lower case directives in this file)
programs probably deserve an example how it is used.
with interesting scaling properties, it’s useful to provide a benchark.
Some programs have known limitations, caveats. It would be good to
warn the user of this.
After certain roff commands a space is forced
into the output, e.g. the space in in1=snap1.
The MAN macro file needs special
NEMO entry, to prevent the clumsy header ’Unknown section of the manual’.(see
FILES caption on this manual page)
16-Mar-87 created PJT
18-Mar-87 PARAMETERS added PJT
01-Aug-87 John Doe takes over JXD
24-may-21 added markups to emacs is more properly colorized PJT