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Date: 2008-06-18 (12:07)
From: David Allsopp <dra-news@m...>
Subject: RE: [Caml-list] A question about the ocaml man page
> > I have just installed the ocaml 3.10.2. I noticed there are 35
> > executable files for ocaml generated under /usr/local/bin, but only 15
> > man files for ocaml under /usr/local/man. What about the other
> > executable files under /usr/local/bin? For example, there is no man page
> > for /usr/local/bin/camlp4 command, how do I know how to use this
> > command? Thanks.
> You should prefer the HTML manuals rather than the mans.
> The mans are mainly to remind quickly some command line arguments.

Totally agree, though it's pretty irritating when you find a command in
[/usr/local]/bin, have no idea where it came from[1], and man foo or info
foo both come up with nothing! Even if the man page only pointed the reader
in the direction of the HTML manual, that would be better than nothing,

Feature request in the bug tracker, perhaps?


[1] The fact that most, if not all, OCaml commands contain "caml" in them is
a good hint in this case, of course!