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curl.1: remove mentions of really old version changes #7786

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To make the man page more readable, this change removes all references
to changes in support/versions etc that happened before 7.30.0 from the
curl.1 output file. 7.30.0 was released on Apr 12 2013. This particular
limit is a bit arbitrary but was fairly easy to grep for.

It is handled like this: the 'Added' keyword is only used in output if
it refers to 7.30.0 or later. All occurances of "(Added in $VERSION)" in
description will be stripped out if the mentioned $VERSION is from
before 7.30.0. It is therefore important that the "Added in..."
references are always written exactly like that - and on a single line,
not split over two.

This change removes about 80 version number references from curl.1, down
to 138 from 218.

To make the man page more readable, this change removes all references
to changes in support/versions etc that happened before 7.30.0 from the
curl.1 output file. 7.30.0 was released on Apr 12 2013. This particular
limit is a bit arbitrary but was fairly easy to grep for.

It is handled like this: the 'Added' keyword is only used in output if
it refers to 7.30.0 or later. All occurances of "(Added in $VERSION)" in
description will be stripped out if the mentioned $VERSION is from
before 7.30.0. It is therefore important that the "Added in..."
references are always written exactly like that - and on a single line,
not split over two.

This change removes about 80 version number references from curl.1, down
to 138 from 218.
@bagder bagder closed this in ebf1846 Sep 28, 2021
bagder added a commit that referenced this issue Sep 28, 2021
Since "too old" versions are no longer included in the generated man
page, this field is now mandatory so that it won't be forgotten and then
not included in the documentation.

Closes #7786
@bagder bagder deleted the bagder/manpage-no-oldies branch Sep 28, 2021
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