manpage generation?

Corinna Vinschen
Thu Feb 19 19:22:00 GMT 2009

On Feb 19 07:18, Joel Sherrill wrote:
> Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>> On Feb 18 13:03, Howland Craig D (Craig) wrote:
>>> If Newlib, itself, does not, does anyone know how it is done in Cygwin?
>> Cygwin only has man pages (two afaics) which has been included with
>> the import of the regex functions way back when.  The Cygwin package
>> itself does not provide any other man pages.  The man pages
>> available in the Cygwin net distro via the cygwin-doc package are
>> created using perl scripts which extract man pages from the newlib info
>> files and from the Cygwin doc sgml files.  See the source archive of the
>> latest cygwin-doc package for details and the scripts used for that.
> Would it be OK for Cygwin if newlib could directly produce
> the man pages? It seems like your procedure or something
> directly based upon chew could do the trick. Then they
> would come with newlib and be available to all newlib users.

Sure, yes, I guess that would be fine.


Corinna Vinschen
Cygwin Project Co-Leader
Red Hat

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