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Revision 1.41, Wed Feb 17 19:56:17 2010 UTC (11 years, 8 months ago) by kristaps
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						<B>mdocml</B> &#8211; mdoc macro compiler
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					<H1>
					DESCRIPTION
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					<SPAN CLASS="nm">mdocml</SPAN> is a suite of tools compiling <Q>-mdoc</Q>, the roff macro package
					of choice for BSD manual pages, and <Q>-man</Q>, the predominant historical package for UNIX
					manuals.  The mission of <SPAN CLASS="nm">mdocml</SPAN> is to deprecate <A
					HREF="http://www.gnu.org/software/groff/" CLASS="external">groff</A>, the GNU roff implementation, for
					displaying -mdoc pages whilst providing token support for -man.
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					Why?  groff amounts to over 5 MB of source code, most of which is C++ and all of which is GPL.  It runs
					slowly, produces uncertain output, and varies in operation from system to system.  mdocml strives to fix
					this (respectively small, C, ISC-licensed, fast and regular).
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					The core of <SPAN CLASS="nm">mdocml</SPAN> is composed of the <i>libmdoc</i> and <i>libman</i>
					validating compiler libraries.  Both are simple, fast libraries operating on memory buffers, so they may
					be used for a variety of front-ends (terminal-based, CGI and so on).  The primary front-end is <i>
					mandoc</i>, which formats manuals for display on the terminal.
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					The <SPAN CLASS="nm">mdocml</SPAN> utility is a <A CLASS="external" HREF="http://bsd.lv/">BSD.lv
					Project</A> member.
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					SOURCES
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					Sources correctly build and install on DragonFly BSD, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, and GNU/Linux operating
					systems, tested variously on i386, AMD64, alpha, and others.  The most current version is <SPAN
					CLASS="attn">@VERSION@</SPAN>, dated <SPAN class="attn">@VDATE@</SPAN>.  A full <A
					HREF="ChangeLog.html">ChangeLog</A> (<A HREF="ChangeLog.txt">txt</A>) is written with each release.
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					Current
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							<TD>Source archive</TD>
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							<A HREF="/snapshots/mdocml.tar.gz">/snapshots/mdocml.tar.gz</A> 
							(<A HREF="/snapshots/mdocml.md5">md5</A>)
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							<TD>Online source</TD>
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							<A CLASS="external" HREF="http://mdocml.bsd.lv/cgi-bin/cvsweb/?cvsroot=mdocml">cvsweb</A>
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					<H2>
					Downstream
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							<TD>DragonFly BSD</TD>
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							<A HREF="http://gitweb.dragonflybsd.org/dragonfly.git/tree/HEAD:/usr.bin/mandoc"
								CLASS="external">usr.bin/mandoc</A>
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							<TD>FreeBSD</TD>
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							<A HREF="http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/cvsweb.cgi/ports/textproc/mdocml/" 
								CLASS="external">ports/textproc/mdocml</A>
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							<TD>NetBSD</TD>
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							<A HREF="http://cvsweb.netbsd.org/bsdweb.cgi/src/external/bsd/mdocml/"
								CLASS="external">src/external/bsd/mdocml</A>
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							<TD>OpenBSD</TD>
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							<A HREF="http://www.openbsd.org/cgi-bin/cvsweb/src/usr.bin/mandoc/"
								CLASS="external">src/usr.bin/mandoc</A> 
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					Historical
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							<TD>Source archive</TD>
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							<A HREF="/snapshots/">/snapshots/</A> 
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					DOCUMENTATION
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					These manuals are generated automatically and refer to the current snapshot.
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							<TD><A HREF="mandoc.1.html">mandoc(1)</A> (<A HREF="mandoc.1.txt">text</A>)</TD>
							<TD>format and display UNIX manuals</TD>
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							<TD><A HREF="mandoc_char.7.html">mandoc_char(7)</A> (<A HREF="mandoc_char.7.txt">text</A>)</TD>
							<TD>mandoc special characters</TD>
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							<TD><A HREF="mdoc.7.html">mdoc(7)</A> (<A HREF="mdoc.7.txt">text</A>)</TD>
							<TD>mdoc language reference</TD>
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							<TD><A HREF="man.7.html">man(7)</A> (<A HREF="man.7.txt">text</A>)</TD>
							<TD>man language reference</TD>
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							<TD><A HREF="manuals.7.html">manuals(7)</A> (<A HREF="manuals.7.txt">text</A>)</TD>
							<TD>a guide to writing UNIX manuals</TD>
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							<TD><A HREF="mdoc.3.html">mdoc(3)</A> (<A HREF="mdoc.3.txt">text</A>)</TD>
							<TD>mdoc macro compiler library</TD>
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							<TD><A HREF="man.3.html">man(3)</A> (<A HREF="man.3.txt">text</A>)</TD>
							<TD>man macro compiler library</TD>
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					<H1>
					CONTACT
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					<P>
					For all issues related to <SPAN CLASS="nm">mdocml</SPAN>, contact Kristaps Dzonsons, kris<A
					CLASS="external"
					HREF="http://mailhide.recaptcha.net/d?k=01M6h_w7twDp58ZgH57eWC_w==&amp;c=Q2DBUt401ePlSeupJFrq_Q=="
					TITLE="Reveal this e-mail address">...</A>@bsd.lv.
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					If you want to receive a semi-automated mail-out of new releases, then please write with a message
					subject of <I>subscribe mdocml</I> (or <I>unsubscribe mdocml</I>).
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					NEWS
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								<TD VALIGN="top"><SPAN CLASS="date">18-02-2010</SPAN></TD>
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								Moved to our new <A HREF="http://bsd.lv" CLASS="external">BSD.lv</A> home.
								Version <SPAN CLASS="rev">1.9.15</SPAN> highlights: XHTML is now an acceptable
								output mode for <A HREF="mandoc.1.html">mandoc(1)</A>;  <Q>Xr</Q> made more
								compatible with groff; <Q>Vt</Q> fixed when invoked in SYNOPSIS;  <Q>\\</Q>
								escape removed; end-of-line white-space detected for all lines;  subtle bug
								fixed in list display for some modes;  compatibility layer checked in for
								compilation in diverse UNIX systems;  and column lengths handled correctly.
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						Copyright &#169; 2008&#8211;2010 Kristaps Dzonsons, $Date: 2010/02/17 19:56:17 $
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