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Date:      Sat, 31 Aug 2002 14:32:23 -0700
From:      "Ted Mittelstaedt" <tedm@toybox.placo.com>
To:        <vallo@estcard.ee>
Cc:        <freebsd-bugs@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   RE: misc/42172: ftp and fetch client needs an active command line option now
Message-ID:  <000001c25135$e5263c40$1401a8c0@tedm.placo.com>
In-Reply-To: <20020830111151.GA21615@myhakas.internal>

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Congradulations, you just won
the International Obfuscated Documentation Contest!!

I'm so glad you pointed this out - there's way
too many FreeBSD manpages that have useful information in Section 1
instead of a header with a pointer to Section 3, with several other
pointers to other manpages, ad-nauseum.  After all, how else do we 
demonstrate the multitasking ability of FreeBSD if we don't force the
user to open multiple windows at once just to get the data they need.

We can't have that sort of inconsistency -
why just look at the manpage for the ftp client program - it doesen't
even have a section 3!  Instead they actually put the description of
the environment variables in the ENVIRONMENT section!  Oh the horrors!

After all we don't want to ever see a manpage as useful as the one for
"ppp" again, do we?  What a disaster!

Hey, maybe I should have just submitted a URL for this bug report,
rather than a description of what was happening.

Ted Mittelstaedt
tedm@toybox.placo.com


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