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H.Merijn Brand
Date:
February 27, 2013 20:28
Subject:
Re: [perl #116963] Add documentation on the advantages of perldocfor man users to perl.pod
Message ID:
20130227212759.4550e95f@pc09.procura.nl
On Wed, 27 Feb 2013 19:36:33 +0000, Reuben Thomas <rrt@sc3d.org> wrote:

> Thanks.

applied as f747cd2a34c94c6e79b5f086da2c6270d5b7f261

> diff --git a/pod/perl.pod b/pod/perl.pod
> index d3f9c05..d218491 100644
> --- a/pod/perl.pod
> +++ b/pod/perl.pod
> @@ -280,6 +280,12 @@ aux a2p c2ph h2ph h2xs perlbug pl2pm pod2html
> pod2man s2p splain xsubpp
>  On a Unix-like system, these documentation files will usually also be
>  available as manpages for use with the F<man> program.
> 
> +Some documentation is not available as man pages, so if a
> +cross-reference is not found by man, try it with L<perldoc>.  Perldoc can
> +also take you directly to documentation for functions (with the B<-f>
> +switch). See C<perldoc --help> (or C<perldoc perldoc> or C<man perldoc>)
> +for other helpful options L<perldoc> has to offer.
> +
>  In general, if something strange has gone wrong with your program and you're
>  not sure where you should look for help, try making your code comply with
>  B<use strict> and B<use warnings>.  These will often point out exactly
> --
> 1.7.10.4
> 
> On 27 February 2013 17:12, Ronald J Kimball via RT
> <perlbug-followup@perl.org> wrote:
> > On Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 03:19:32PM +0000, Reuben Thomas wrote:
> >> diff --git a/pod/perl.pod b/pod/perl.pod
> >> index d3f9c05..5e7686a 100644
> >> --- a/pod/perl.pod
> >> +++ b/pod/perl.pod
> >> @@ -280,6 +280,12 @@ aux a2p c2ph h2ph h2xs perlbug pl2pm pod2html
> >> pod2man s2p splain xsubpp
> >>  On a Unix-like system, these documentation files will usually also be
> >>  available as manpages for use with the F<man> program.
> >>
> >> +Some documentation is not available as man pages, so if a
> >> +cross-reference is not found by man, try it with L<perldoc>.  Perldoc can
> >> +also take you directly to documentation for functions (with the B<-f>
> >> +switch). See C<perldoc --help> (or C<perldoc perldoc> or C<man perldoc>
> >> +for other helpful options L<perldoc> has to offer.
> >> +
> >
> > You're missing a closing parenthesis, probably after C<man perldoc>.
> >
> > Ronald
> >
> >
> 
> 
> 
> --
> http://rrt.sc3d.org


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