Author: Philip Hazel Date: To: 1218 CC: pcre-dev Subject: Re: [pcre-dev] [Bug 1218] New: pcre manpages are missing "Last
On Wed, 14 Mar 2012, April Chin wrote:
> For example, the pcre-config(1) manpage (in pcre 8.30) has this section
> Last updated: 01 January 2012
> but its footer has an empty Last change date (manpage for pcre installed
> on Solaris 11, aka SunOS 5.11):
> SunOS 5.11 Last change: 2
Is that a SunOS thing? On Gentoo Linux the footer contains just
PCRE-CONFIG(1) at the right hand side.
> The revision date should be added to the .TH line, which currently looks like:
> .TH PCRE-CONFIG 1
> along with perhaps the string "PCRE <version #>":
> .TH PCRE-CONFIG 1 "01 January 2012" "PCRE 8.30"
> so the page footers would then list the last change date and pcre version:
> PCRE 8.30 Last change: 01 January 2012 2
I will experiment on Linux and see if that works or breaks things or
> It would also be nice to add "Last change" dates in the other manpages
> which do not have revision dates listed (e.g., pcre_compile.3, pcre_exec.3,
> pcre_version.3, etc.)
I guess I never got round to adding revision dates to those, probably
because they hardly ever change.
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