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Re: Bug in help2man

From: Brendan O'Dea
Subject: Re: Bug in help2man
Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2002 14:56:40 +1100
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On Fri, Jan 25, 2002 at 06:25:52PM +0100, Mike Fabian wrote:
>there seems to be a bug in your 'help2man' program.

More of a limitation really.  help2man leaves left-justified paragraphs
alone and will only do the .TP magic with certain indented paragraphs
(specifically those which contain a gap of two spaces to seperate the tag
from the description).

>'help2man' is used to generate the man-page of stty in the GNU sh-utils

I note that this has been fixed in the Debian package (see Bug#95816: 
http://bugs.debian.org/95816) by slightly changing the --help output of

For reference the --help output and manpage from Debian's shellutils
package is appended.

Brendan O'Dea                                        address@hidden
Compusol Pty. Limited                  (NSW, Australia)  +61 2 9810 3633

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