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name of man page files is not constructed correctly (Origin: bugzilla #650004) #4261

doxygen opened this Issue Jul 2, 2018 · 0 comments


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doxygen commented Jul 2, 2018

status RESOLVED severity major in component general for ---
Reported in version 1.7.4 on platform Other
Assigned to: Dimitri van Heesch

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On 2011-05-11 23:22:09 +0000, wrote:

folowing comment:

/** \page a-b.c a-b.c
A test page for man pages.

with Doxyfile with MAN settings:


generates file named "a-b_8c.8" in "man/man8/":

.TH "a-b_8c" 8 "Wed May 11 2011" "CMS Core" " -- nroff --
.ad l
a-b_8c - a-b.c
A test page for man pages.

Expected file name is "a-b.c.8" (like request-key.conf.5 for request-key.conf )

.TH "a-b.c" 8 "Wed May 11 2011" "CMS Core" " -- nroff --
.ad l
a-b.c - a-b.c
A test page for man pages.

On 2013-03-01 00:49:49 +0000, wrote:

Created attachment 237665
comment file illustrating man page name issue

On 2013-03-01 00:51:04 +0000, wrote:

Created attachment 237666
Doxyfile for generating man pages

On 2013-03-01 00:52:54 +0000, wrote:

Created attachment 237667
dottedMan.dox - another comment file

On 2013-03-01 00:55:41 +0000, wrote:

Issue is still present in .
version 1.7.2 was showing same behavior.

Version was behaving correctly.

On 2013-03-10 09:38:28 +0000, albert wrote:

Created attachment 238509
PATCH to enable . (dots) in page names for man pages

In case man pages are generated there were page identifiers with a . (dot) in it this . (dot) was replaced by _8. This made it very inconvenient in use. This patch enables the possibility to use a . (dot) in these cases.

On 2013-05-16 18:53:36 +0000, Dimitri van Heesch wrote:

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

On 2013-05-19 12:35:30 +0000, Dimitri van Heesch wrote:

This bug was previously marked ASSIGNED, which means it should be fixed in
doxygen version 1.8.4. Please verify if this is indeed the case. Reopen the
bug if you think it is not fixed and please include any additional information
that you think can be relevant.

@doxygen doxygen closed this Jul 2, 2018

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