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The generated man pages has a .PP just before the subject description. (Origin: bugzilla #646428) #4223

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doxygen commented Jul 2, 2018

status RESOLVED severity trivial in component general for ---
Reported in version 1.7.2 on platform Other
Assigned to: Dimitri van Heesch

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On 2011-04-01 11:16:19 +0000, Manuel L. Pereira García wrote:

Created attachment 184861
A doxygen configuration file and a code file which can help to find the bug.

Good morning:

\copydoc Summary. ;)

This is not only a pretty-printer bug, but also a problem for searching documentation, because man use the short description to search for pages.

In the example the problem can be observed by following the next steps:

1.- Go to the directory where you have untargz the example.
1.- Run doxygen.
2.- Set the generated man directory on MANPATH environment variable (on bash, type "export MANPATH=$(pwd)/man:$MANPATH").
3.- Go to the generated man directory and run mandb.
4.- Search for a manpage which talks about main.c (man -k main.c).
---> It appears a line: "main.c - (unknown subject)".
5.- Search for a manpage which talks about place (man -k place).
---> It not appears "main.c - ...".
6.- Now delete in the generated manpage main.c.3 the .PP instruction just before the brief file description ("The place where the bug is showed").
7.- Re-run mandb. It will report that has added a manpage.
8.- Repeat steps 4 and 5. Now in 4 appears the brief file description and in 5 appears the main.c entry.

Thank you very much for your attention and for your work.

Manuel L. Pereira García.

On 2013-03-09 18:30:30 +0000, albert wrote:

Created attachment 238464
PATCH: get brief description on first line

Adjusting initial definition of paragraph for man documentation. First paragraph is always the NAME and the description should directly follow the module / file name. Value has to be reset after each .SH NAME as it is used on each page,

On 2013-03-31 13:24:24 +0000, Dimitri van Heesch wrote:

Thanks, I'll include the patch in the next subversion update.

On 2013-04-18 10:13:01 +0000, Manuel L. Pereira García wrote:

Thank you very much! Now it works!

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