Opened 13 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#1894 closed enhancement (fixed)

GNU core utils: manual pages missing

Reported by: nutela Owned by: scottmc
Priority: low Milestone: Unscheduled
Component: Documentation Version: R1/Development
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Platform: All


A lot of the manual pages for GNU core utils (like grep, awk, sed) are missing. Please add manual pages for all command line tools.

Change History (8)

comment:1 by nielx, 13 years ago

What's the policy on man pages? Are we going to provide these?

comment:2 by emitrax, 13 years ago

I think we should. It definitely won't harm anyone, and it'll make people coming from linux more confortable. :)

Anyone against it? has anyone tried man on haiku?

comment:3 by nielx, 12 years ago

Owner: changed from nielx to haiku-web

Reassign to generic owner.

comment:4 by augiedoggie, 11 years ago

groff and man are both available from HaikuPorts. I've been using them for a while without problem. I would consider working on a patch but I'm unsure where the man pages are supposed to live when they belong to software in /boot/system. I'm also unsure if coreutils will eventually be outsourced to HaikuPorts, which would also fix the problem.

comment:5 by scottmc, 10 years ago

Owner: changed from haiku-web to scottmc
Status: newin-progress

comment:6 by scottmc, 10 years ago

Version: R1/pre-alpha1R1/Development

comment:7 by scottmc, 10 years ago

Milestone: R1Unscheduled
Priority: normallow

Pushing this one out as it's not an R1 requirement. We have added groff and man as optionalpackages, and many of the optional packages have man files. But man files for coreutils, and others probably won't get added until after those are exported to optionalpackages. So leaving this ticet open until those are taken care of, but lowering the priority of this ticket.

comment:8 by scottmc, 7 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: in-progressclosed

With package management we will be able to more easily include the documentation files inside of the .hpkg files, so this issue should go away when we switch over.

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