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Re: Annoyance with examples in online manual

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: Re: Annoyance with examples in online manual
Date: Sun, 08 Nov 2020 14:27:49 +0100
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Tim Smith <tzs@tzs.net> writes:

> Hello!
> On the page at http://www.nongnu.org/oath-toolkit/oathtool.1.html
> <http://www.nongnu.org/oath-toolkit/oathtool.1.html> there are several
> examples. Copying/pasting these, at least from Firefox on a Mac, into
> a terminal fails for many of them, giving errors like "oathtool: hex
> decoding of secret key failed”.
> This is because on the web page the dashes in arguments such as
> “—totp” are actually unicode minus signs, U+2212, instead of ASCII
> dash (0x2d) which is what the program expects.
> PS: the same problem occurs in the email address for
> oath-toolkit-help@nongnu.org <mailto:oath-toolkit-help@nongnu.org> at
> the bottom of that page.

Hi Tim!  Thanks for the report.  Version 2.6.3 was just released, and
those pages were re-generated using modern tools, and the pages appear
to contains real ASCII '--' now.  Can you confirm this?  Maybe it
depends on the browser, but at least inspecting the HTML code now
suggests it should really be fixed.


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