[erlang-questions] HTML Docs vs. Man Pages

Kenneth Lundin <>
Thu Jul 12 23:25:12 CEST 2007


Hi,

The man pages in "man" format and the corresponding html format are
built from the same source so they should contain exactly the same
information.
If not, there is a bug in our SW that produces the 2 formats, please
report such cases if you find any.

/Kenneth Erlang/OTP team at Ericsson

On 7/11/07, Matthias Lang <> wrote:
> Kirill Zaborski writes:
>  > Does not http://www.erlang.org/doc/man/ has the same info as the man pages?
>
> I'm not aware of any difference in content.
>
> In the specific case of the 'app' manpage, both the HTML and the
> manpage version refer to config(4).
>
> (This is contrary to what Bob Cowdery wrote below. Wild guess: Bob
> missed the reference because he only looked in the "See Also"
> section. The reference is actually in the body, both in the man and
> HTML version, at least on the copies on my machine, which I got from
> erlang.org)
>
> Matthias
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>  > Regards,
>  > Kirill.
>  >
>  > On 7/11/07, David Mercer <> wrote:
>  > >
>  > > Jan Henry Nystrom wrote:
>  > > > If you had looked a bit closer in app(4) you would have found that the
>  > > > next man page to look in is config(4) which states the intent an format
>  > > > of the the_name_of_your_config_file.config. All the information you need
>  > > > can be found in that man page.
>  > >
>  > > Bob Cowdery wrote:
>  > > > That will teach me to use the man pages and not the html docs which
>  > > don't
>  > > > seem to have any reference to config(4).
>  > >
>  > > Is there a way to read the man pages for those of us on Windows?  I
>  > > assumed
>  > > the HTML documents had the same information as the man pages...
>  > >
>  > > Cheers,
>  > >
>  > > David
>  > >
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>  > Does not <a href="http://www.erlang.org/doc/man/">http://www.erlang.org/doc/man/</a> has the same info as the man pages?<br><br>Regards,<br>Kirill.<br><br><div><span class="gmail_quote">On 7/11/07, <b class="gmail_sendername">
>  > David Mercer</b> <<a href="mailto:"></a>> wrote:</span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
>  > Jan Henry Nystrom wrote:<br>> If you had looked a bit closer in app(4) you would have found that the<br>> next man page to look in is config(4) which states the intent an format<br>> of the the_name_of_your_config_file.config. All the information you need
>  > <br>> can be found in that man page.<br><br>Bob Cowdery wrote:<br>> That will teach me to use the man pages and not the html docs which don't<br>> seem to have any reference to config(4).<br><br>Is there a way to read the man pages for those of us on Windows?  I assumed
>  > <br>the HTML documents had the same information as the man pages...<br><br>Cheers,<br><br>David<br><br>_______________________________________________<br>erlang-questions mailing list<br><a href="mailto:">
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