Tool backup methods

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Tue Jan 26 09:30:12 PST 2010


Mike McCarty wrote:
> Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>> Andrew Benton wrote:
>>> It annoys me that tar doesn't have a proper man page. You can find out 
>>> how to use it by running
>>> tar --help|less
>>> Coreutils contails a perl script called help2man that can convert the 
>>> output of <command> --help into a useful man page. I install it into bin
>>>   install -m755 ~/coreutils-7.6/man/help2man /usr/bin
>>> and then use it to generate a man page for tar
> 
> My host system (Fedora) has a man page.

The RH added it.  It's not in the source distribution.

   -- Bruce



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