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Re: [ITP] man-italic
- From: Thomas Wolff <towo at towo dot net>
- To: Jon Turney <jon dot turney at dronecode dot org dot uk>, cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:59:49 +0200
- Subject: Re: [ITP] man-italic
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Am 19.04.2017 um 20:38 schrieb Jon Turney:
On 28/09/2016 20:46, Thomas Wolff wrote:
The man-italic wrapper scripts enable italic display in manual pages
(where italic is specified in the page) in terminals supporting
This seems to have fallen through the cracks and been completely
forgotten. Sorry about that.
Fine you noticed anyway:)
Looking at this, I see that this is not a cygport package. While this
is something which has been done historically, and I know it may seen
overkill for something this small, it's something I'm very reluctant
to see in new packages.
As you say, overkill; I've fiddled around with cygport a few times
already and I can't say I'm happy with it. While it seems to be
powerful, especially basic use isn't documented in a basic way... Would
you have a pattern for a script-only package for me, or even ready-to-use?
Checking the package contributor's guide, a license does not seem to be
strictly necessary, so I thought for a simple thing it could go as
public domain implicitly. But if you prefer, I'll attach a gnu to it.
The license which applies to the original work here needs to be stated.
It would be helpful if the description clarified that what this does
is "show italic text in man pages properly as italic, rather than as
You mean the sdesc one-liner, not ldesc? I'd like to include the
"enabling" aspect because the package does not do the actual display
itself and does not need to be invoked as a tool, like:
sdesc: "Enabling proper italic display of italic text in man pages,
rather than underlined"
Thanks. Would that be a "GTG" after sorting out the issues, or are still
3 supporters needed as there used to be?
That said, this works and is pretty cool. Nice!