develooper Front page | perl.perl5.porters | Postings from May 2010

Re: Linking to man pages

Thread Previous | Thread Next
karl williamson
May 2, 2010 20:33
Re: Linking to man pages
Message ID:
Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 25, 2010 at 17:39, karl williamson <> wrote:
>> some without, like 'printf' or 'printf(3)'.  Should these even be in L<>
>> tags?  Is there software somewhere that would link these to the real man
>> pages?
> Pod::Simple does. See perl5130delta for a (broken) example of this.
> All manpages should be linked with L<foo(num)>.

I was looking at the Pod::Checker documentation, and found this: 
(section) in ’$page’ deprecated

There is a section detected in the page name of L<...>, e.g. 
"L<passwd(2)>". POD hyperlinks may point to POD documents only. Please 
write "C<passwd(2)>" instead. Some formatters are able to expand this to 
appropriate code. For links to (builtin) functions, please say 
"L<perlfunc/mkdir>", without ().

Thread Previous | Thread Next Perl Programming lists via nntp and http.
Comments to Ask Bjørn Hansen at | Group listing | About