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Re: [Nmh-workers] Changes to mhmail.man

From: Larry Hynes
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Changes to mhmail.man
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:28:33 +0000

Lyndon Nerenberg wrote:
> I really think this is going completely overboard. We don't need
> to plaster the string 'nmh' on every last piece of text. 'man nmh'
> (and 'apropos nmh') already turn up the nmh(7) manpage, which
> cross-references all the rest. Or should we paste the string 'Unix' into
> every system manpage?
> And none of these cosmetic changes should be updating the date field.
> From the README.manpages:
> Dates
>         The DATE in the .TH macro should reflect the most recent
>         *non-trivial* update to the *content* of the manpage; formatting
>         changes don't count. Spell out the date (no abbreviations or
>         shortcuts):

We - you, David and I - went through this on this list already. I,
ultimately, took David's advice, which backed up his many requests
to me to change the dates. If you and he want to slug it out and
declare consensus, I will be guided by that.

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