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			<span class="nm">pod2mdoc</span>
			&#8212;
			<span class="nd">Convert POD data to mdoc input</span>
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				<span>version <span>@VERSION@</span></span>
				<span><a href="snapshots/pod2mdoc.tgz">Sources</a></span>
				<span><a href="snapshots">Archives</a></span>
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			<p>
				The <span class="nm">pod2mdoc</span> utility is a converter from <a
					href="http://perldoc.perl.org/perlpod.html">POD</a> into <a
					href="http://man.openbsd.org/mdoc.7">mdoc</a>.
				It's meant to operate like <a class="nm" href="http://perldoc.perl.org/pod2man.html">pod2man</a>; however, it
				doesn't require a <a href="http://www.perl.org/">Perl</a> installation: <span class="nm">pod2mdoc</span> is a
				standalone <a rel="license"
					href="https://www.isc.org/downloads/software-support-policy/isc-license/">ISC</a>-licensed ISO C utility
				and should compile on any modern UNIX system.
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				Be aware, as stated in the <a href="pod2mdoc.1.html">manual</a>:
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				By way of being a presentational language, POD is not well-represented
				by mdoc(7).
				Semantic content must be inferred and may be wrong.
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				The <span class="nm">pod2mdoc</span> utility is still in an early stage of development and far from complete.
				However, when translating the <a href="http://www.libressl.org/">LibreSSL</a> <code>-lssl</code> manuals,
				it has been shown that with some manual postprocessing, it is already usable for real-world tasks.
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				Contact the <a href="http://mdocml.bsd.lv/contact.html">mandoc developers</a> with questions,
				but please make sure any formatting issue
				hasn't already been covered in the <a href="pod2mdoc.1.html">manual</a>.
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			<p>
				In addition to the release notes given below, a full <a href="ChangeLog">ChangeLog</a> is available.
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				New in version 0.2 (May 19, 2015)
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				SYNOPSIS preprocessor lines use <code>Fd</code>.
				Names found in the SYNOPSIS are remembered
				using Marc Espie's ohash library (bundled
				for compatibility with operating systems
				lacking it); that information is used
				subsequently to mark up
				function names with <code>Fn</code>,
				function arguments with <code>Fa</code>,
				type names with <code>Vt</code>,
				preprocessor macros with <code>Dv</code>.
				Foreign function names are marked up
				with <code>Xr</code>.
				Whitespace handling has been improved
				in many respects (blank lines in literal
				displays; re-wrap text lines; new sentence,
				new line; better horizontal spacing;
				no more whitespace at the end of lines).
				Improved handling of closing punctuation.
				Escaping of quotes at the beginning of
				macro arguments.
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			<h2>
				New in version 0.1 (November 17, 2014)
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				Simple <code>Ft/Fo/Fa/Fc</code> parser and formatter for the SYNOPSIS.
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			<h2>
				New in version 0.0.13 (July 19, 2014)
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				Proper translation of POD commands
				and formatting codes into mdoc macros,
				including correct whitespace handling.
				Only capital ASCII letters A-Z
				can start a formatting code.
				Do not skip the content of invalid
				formatting codes.
				Improved handling of filename extensions.
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			<h2>
				New in version 0.0.12 (July 11, 2014)
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				Render <code>B&lt;NULL&gt;</code> as <code>.Dv NULL</code>.
				Correctly check the number of arguments.
				Show the usage() message if there are too many arguments.
				Mention the optional "file" argument in the usage() message.
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			<h2>
				New in version 0.0.11 (April 7, 2014)
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				Properly render <code>#include</code> in the SYNOPSIS with <code>In</code>.
				Handle nested escape codes in <code>L&lt;&gt;</code> links (and ignore them).
				Properly consume whitespace following <code>X&lt;&gt;</code> and <code>N&lt;&gt;</code>.
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			&#169; 2014 <a href="http://kristaps.bsd.lv">Kristaps Dzonsons</a> and Ingo Schwarze,
			$Date: 2016/04/06 15:50:04 $
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