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bug#64118: [PATCH] gzip.1: some remarks and formatting fixes for the man


From: Paul Eggert
Subject: bug#64118: [PATCH] gzip.1: some remarks and formatting fixes for the man page
Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2023 00:41:09 -0700
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On 2023-06-17 08:25, Jim Meyering wrote:

Thanks. However, I noticed that this change makes it so our
semi-automated copyright year updates would fail to change this usage:
that script doesn't account for the use of "\en" in place of "-". It's
an already too-complex script, and I am loath to complicate it further
just to support this use case, so am inclined to revert this one hunk:

I hope it's OK if I took the time to add support for \(en to that script instead, by installing the attached patch into Gnulib. It wasn't as bad as I thought it might be, as it added only two lines to the script.

I have weakness for troff, having written my PhD thesis in it. This was the original 7th Edition Unix troff, using the C/A/T phototypesetter that was troff's main target in the 1970s. I spent waaay too much time in the 1970s writing troff macros, just as I suppose I spend too much time today hacking on Perl scripts....

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