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Re: [Nmh-workers] .BR and .IR for program names in man pages

From: David Levine
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] .BR and .IR for program names in man pages
Date: Fri, 23 Dec 2016 12:44:13 -0500

Larry wrote:

> My (limited) understanding is that the 'correct' approach is to
> always use .BR in such cases; or, to put it another way, names of
> programs should be bold, and options should be italic.

>From the "Program Names" section of docs/README.manpages:

    In running text, nmh program names should be set in bold,
    unless you are explicitly referring to the command's
    documentation, in which case use manpage cross-reference

            .B comp
            .BR comp ,
            .IR comp (1).


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