Bug 26212

Summary: ms(7) manpage missing; groff_ms incomplete
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: D. Hugh Redelmeier <hugh>
Component: groffAssignee: Florian La Roche <laroche>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Aaron Brown <abrown>
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Version: 7.0CC: hugh
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Description D. Hugh Redelmeier 2001-02-05 21:00:59 UTC
groff emulates the traditional UNIX troff and nroff environment.  One part
is the -ms macro package. The only ms documentation provided is groff_ms(7)
which explains the differences from ms(7) and tells the reader to read
ms(7).  RHL7.0 does not include ms(7).  Please add it.

I read ms(7) from an old Solaris manual.  It documented a number register
PD.  PD does not exist in groff's ms, nor is it documented as a
difference.  This issue came up because I was porting a document

Comment 1 Florian La Roche 2001-02-14 12:13:57 UTC
If you know a good source for ms documentation, please open a new
bugzilla report with an URL for it. I am more than happy to
extend the docu beyond the info files etc.





Comment 2 D. Hugh Redelmeier 2001-03-23 20:02:01 UTC
It looks as if the traditional documentation is copyright Bell Labs
and AT&T.  It would probably be good to mention this in the See Also
section of groff_ms(7).  The man pages can be found on the web.  For
example:

http://netlib.bell-labs.com/7thEdMan/index.html
http://netlib.bell-labs.com/7thEdMan/vol1/man8.bun
http://netlib.bell-labs.com/7thEdMan/vol2/msmacros.bun
http://netlib.bell-labs.com/10thEdMan/msdoc.pdf
http://docs.sun.com:80/ab2/coll.40.6/REFMAN5/@Ab2PageView/49965?Ab2Lang=C&Ab2E!
http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/~janp/Help/textms.html