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Re: Formating bug on cvs.5



On Sat, Jun 05, 2004 at 12:24:21AM -0500, Fabio Olive Leite wrote:
> I don't really know much *roff, but this at least looks better.

Well, you could at least read man(7) and mdoc(7).
Because, that's what you need for man pages.
troff is much more complex than that.

In this case man(7) would be enough to tell you that .BR is used to
print text alternately in bold and roman.  So there's no need to split
it over two lines.  The solution is either:

	.BR tag " or " rtag

or change .BR to .B (bold only)

	.B tag
	or
	.B rtag

> Index: cvs.5
> ===================================================================
> RCS file: /cvs/src/gnu/usr.bin/cvs/man/cvs.5,v
> retrieving revision 1.1.1.4
> diff -u -r1.1.1.4 cvs.5
> --- cvs.5       6 May 1996 22:20:20 -0000       1.1.1.4
> +++ cvs.5       5 Jun 2004 05:18:03 -0000
> @@ -81,7 +81,9 @@
>  .SP
>  You can use the `\|taginfo\|' file to define programs to execute after
>  any
> -.BR tag or rtag
> +.BR tag
> +or
> +.BR rtag
>  operation.  These programs might be used to append a message to a file
>  listing the new tag name and the programmer who created it, or send mail
>  to a group of developers, or, perhaps, post a message to a particular
> 
> -- 
> I drowned in the universal pool of entropy
> Eris has saved me, and she has set me free

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