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Re: is the man page really 21 years old?

From: Jonathan Nieder
Subject: Re: is the man page really 21 years old?
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2011 22:28:28 -0600
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)


address@hidden wrote:

> Is the man page really
> GNU 22 August 1989 MAKE(1)
> 21 years old? Or even
>        Copyright (C) 1992, 1993, 1996, 1999 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
>        This file is part of GNU make.
> 11 years old?

The manual page was last modified on 29 August 2010.  Important
moments in its history:

 - some time before 24 January 1990, when most of the current text was

 - 13 December 2005, when a patch by Mike Frysinger was applied
   documenting some more options

The header line is somewhat arbitrary.  If you have a good idea for
what it should contain (in the form of nroff markup), I wouldn't be
surprised if it gets used.

Hope that helps,

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