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bug#38792: man grep

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: bug#38792: man grep
Date: Sun, 29 Dec 2019 10:46:10 -0800
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On 12/29/19 6:24 AM, Martin Simons wrote:
> It may not be the task of the grep project to provide a man page, but even 
> then I
> feel there is an opportunity for improvement here

Right on both counts. I installed the attached patches to improve things a bit
in the next version of grep. Thanks for reporting the problem.

The GNU guidelines deprecate man pages, so extended examples should go into
doc/grep.texi where students can view them at
<https://www.gnu.org/software/grep/manual/>. So if you'd like to improve the
examples further, please suggest them as patches to doc/grep.texi in "git
format-patch" style. If they're extensive we'll also need to get the copyright
formalities done which I can fill you in about if you're interested in pursuing

Attachment: 0001-doc-document-quoting-better.patch
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Attachment: 0002-doc-fix-typo-in-previous-patch.patch
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