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Writing man-pages

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From: DURGA PRASAD MOHAPATRA <durgamohapatra(at)> [ date: 2003-12-20 ]
It's a very good document.i like this.
Durga Prasad
From: correction [ date: 2003-12-29 ]
The heading "DIAGNOSTICS" is also used for section 1 and 8 commands to document process exit values and error messages.
From: Mike Lamb <m1kelamb(at)> [ date: 2005-06-17 ]
Very helpful. Thanks!
From: Abhijeet Sane <abhijeet_sane(at)> [ date: 2006-02-03 ]
This document was very helpful for me in writing the man pages that i put in my source code distribution.

Keep up the nice work.

From: leu [ date: 2006-06-30 ]
This was very useful and clear to understand

thank you

From: Volker [ date: 2006-07-28 ]
Nice page, thanks!
A suggestion for the POD language section:
I would recommend the use of the "=over" "=item" and "=back" environment for the OPTIONS part. This is consistant with the usual man page behaviour.

From: Sasi Kumar <sasi_sye(at)> [ date: 2006-09-27 ]

This document was very helpful for me in writing the man pages.

Sasi Kumar

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