Poll on manpages

Salz, Rich rsalz at akamai.com
Tue Jan 28 19:20:19 UTC 2020

The next release of OpenSSL splits the “help” for commands into sections, like this:

; ./apps/openssl rehash --help
Usage: rehash [options] [directory...]

General options:
-help        Display this summary
-h           Display this summary
-compat      Create both new- and old-style hash links
-old         Use old-style hash to generate links
-n           Do not remove existing links

Output options:
-v           Verbose output

directory    One or more directories to process (optional)

Should the order of options in the manpages follow this layout?  Should there be a blank line (in the SYNOPSIS section!) between the option sections?  Please take a look at https://github.com/openssl/openssl/pull/10885 which does this for s_client.  You can see just the changed file here: https://github.com/openssl/openssl/blob/71d8c19554a65cf0717f6b7e7b34849456e76888/doc/man1/openssl-s_client.pod.in

Replies to me will be summarized for the list.  Thanks!

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