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Re: Split manpages; technical question

On Mon, Nov 15, 2021 at 11:22:15AM +0000, Peter Stephenson wrote:
> > On 15 November 2021 at 11:11 Dominik Vogt <dominik.vogt@xxxxxx> wrote:
> > This is more of a development question.  How do you manage the
> > split man pages internally?  I guess the split pages and the
> > monolothic "zshall" page are all generated from the same sources?
> > Is it one source file that is split into several pages, or several
> > sources that are combined into a single page?  What tools do you
> > use for that, are there any pitfalls?
> >
> > (Background is that we finally want to split the fvwm man page
> > because it has become too big, but have zero experience with
> > that.)
> It's done from separate Yodl sources, i.e. the inputs are all
> split.  The structure is fairly clear from the source distribution,
> even if you don't want to know the details of the processing.
> So this probably doesn't help you a great deal unless you want
> to move to Yodl --- which is a big job and not a very standard
> format, although it's served us pretty well.
> The zshall page is basically just the separate sources pasted
> together, yes.

Thanks.  We're using asciidoc, which is a bit tricky and less
structured when dealing with nested structures.  It's much easier
than thought.


Dominik ^_^  ^_^


Dominik Vogt

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