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Date:      Mon, 2 Sep 2002 09:42:17 +0300
From:      Vallo Kallaste <>
To:        Ted Mittelstaedt <>
Cc:, freebsd-bugs@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: misc/42172: ftp and fetch client needs an active command line option now
Message-ID:  <20020902064217.GA14162@myhakas.internal>
In-Reply-To: <000001c25135$e5263c40$>
References:  <20020830111151.GA21615@myhakas.internal> <000001c25135$e5263c40$>

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On Sat, Aug 31, 2002 at 02:32:23PM -0700, Ted Mittelstaedt <> wrote:

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

Uh oh, it took so long.. I've just known to lose whatever hazard I
play 8-)

> 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.

Heh, no need to be so emotional and I understand your point well,
too. I did just point out the sections in case you missed.

Vallo Kallaste

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