[pcre-dev] [Bug 1218] New: pcre manpages are missing "Last c…

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Author: April Chin
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Subject: [pcre-dev] [Bug 1218] New: pcre manpages are missing "Last change:" date
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http://bugs.exim.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1218
           Summary: pcre manpages are missing "Last change:" date
           Product: PCRE
           Version: 8.30
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: bug
          Priority: low
         Component: Documentation
        AssignedTo: ph10@???
        ReportedBy: april.chin@???
                CC: pcre-dev@???



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Patch to pcre 8.30 manpages which have revision dates listed

Many pcre manpages have a REVISION section with a "Last updated:" date.
However, this date is not reflected in the page footer of these manpages.

For example, the pcre-config(1) manpage (in pcre 8.30) has this section

REVISION

     Last updated: 01 January 2012


but its footer has an empty Last change date (manpage for pcre installed
on Solaris 11, aka SunOS 5.11):

SunOS 5.11                Last change:                          2


The revision date should be added to the .TH line, which currently looks like:

.TH PCRE-CONFIG 1

along with perhaps the string "PCRE <version #>":

.TH PCRE-CONFIG 1 "01 January 2012" "PCRE 8.30"

so the page footers would then list the last change date and pcre version:

PCRE 8.30         Last change: 01 January 2012                  2


It would also be nice to add "Last change" dates in the other manpages
which do not have revision dates listed (e.g., pcre_compile.3, pcre_exec.3,
pcre_version.3, etc.)


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