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Re: [Groff] Graph in a man page

From: Andre Majorel
Subject: Re: [Groff] Graph in a man page
Date: Fri, 20 Aug 2010 19:50:26 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)

On 2010-08-20 13:00 +0100, Ralph Corderoy wrote:

> > I'd like to include a simple diagram in a man page,
> IIRC, some of the Sun OS man pages from the 80s used to have the odd
> diagram.  It may be worth a grep through collections of man pages to see
> if you can find some that use tbl, or pic, etc., and see how they handle
> the different output formats.

Took the oldest Sun man pages I have, formatted them on a Debian
box and searched the resulting 35 MB of text for
/----|____|====/. Found many tables but only one graph, which
was ASCII art.

Then again there were so many warnings from Groff that it's hard
to conclude anything. And that was Solaris 2.5, hardly the

(If anybody has old Unix man pages lying around, I'm always
interested BTW.)

André Majorel

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