Opened 11 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

#790 closed patch (fixed)

IZ3252: Wrong ' coding in qstat manpage

Reported by: reuti Owned by:
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: sge Version: 6.2u5
Severity: minor Keywords: man


[Imported from gridengine issuezilla]

        Issue #:      3252             Platform:     All     Reporter: reuti (reuti)
       Component:     gridengine          OS:        All
     Subcomponent:    man              Version:      6.2u5      CC:    None defined
        Status:       NEW              Priority:     P3
      Resolution:                     Issue type:    PATCH
                                   Target milestone: ---
      Assigned to:    andreas (andreas)
      QA Contact:     andreas
       * Summary:     Wrong ' coding in qstat manpage
   Status whiteboard:

     Issue 3252 blocks:
   Votes for issue 3252:

   Opened: Wed Mar 17 06:51:00 -0700 2010 

In the qstat manpage for -explain the next line shoudl begin with:


but as ' can't be the first character in a groff line, it's implemented as \' which will be translated to a space plus a forward quote
(openSUSE 11.1) or an illegal character in Debian Lenny.

The correct implementation should be one of:


where \[cq] stands for closing quote. The optimum would be of course to rework the complete man pages to have such notations in the usual:

\[oq]some text\[cq]

style which would also provide a nice postscript output when the man pages are being formatted through groff for it.

(There seems also to be an error in the groff_char manpage, as \` doesn't produce a right quote, but a left one.)

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by dlove

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Severity set to minor
  • Status changed from new to closed

Fixed by [3573].

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