[Nut-upsdev] RFC: boilerplate text in driver man pages

Arnaud Quette aquette.dev at gmail.com
Wed Sep 16 16:19:42 UTC 2009

Hey Charles

2009/9/15 Charles Lepple <clepple at gmail.com>

> All,
> With AsciiDoc, we can make use of some macros to cut down on some of the
> repetition in the driver man pages.
> I don't want to go overboard on this, though - I know that drivers aren't
> meant to be invoked directly by users anyway.
> I propose that we put all of the gory details into the nutupsdrv(8) man
> page (mostly there anyway), and just add a few basic options to the SYNOPSIS
> section of each driver page for completeness:
>  -h (help)
>  -V (version)
>  -a ups-id (auto-start)
>  -D (debug)
> For "-D" we can continue to include the admonition about not sending debug
> info unless requested, and even leave out the fact that you can pass
> multiple "-D" options (which could be mentioned on nutupsdrv(8)).
> Thoughts?

we should use "BASIC OPTIONS" instead of the standard "OPTIONS" used in
also making a direct link to nutupsdrv (with the standard boilerplate "for
other avail. options, refer to...") is a good idea.

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