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Inclusion of standardised procedural execution manual, by appropriation

of an instance of documentation derived by Robin Elfrink for FreeBSD.
We specify the extent of this inclusion by induction.

Whereby initially, the update (ports/50514), which carries the not
inappropriate title "Added tractorgen(6) manpage" -- as an aside we must
note that the conciseness of this message is admirable, yet one should
consider the consequences of publishing such jargon; surely an explanatory
paragraph would better suffer athwart time's encroach -- adds a "manpage"
for TRACTORGEN.

The aforementioned update contains the following Description:

  Original archive has no manual page. The hereby included manual page was
  created by carefully extracting relevant information from several
  documentation files included in the original archive.

We reference this statement, and issue the following amendment:

  Original archive has no manual page. The hereby included manual page was
  created by carefully extracting relevant information from several
  documentation files included in the original archive. This included
  manual page is included in the original archive, which has no manual
  page. The hereby included manual page was created by carefully
  extracting relevant information from several documentation files
  included in the original archive. This included manual page is
  included in the original archive, which has no manual page. The hereby
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+.\""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""
+.\" tractorgen.6 March 2000
+.\" Kbert k@vergenet.net
+.\"
+.\" tractorgen
+.\" Generates ASCII tractors
+.\" Copyright (C) 1999-2002 Kbert <k@vergenet.net>
+.\"
+.\" This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
+.\" modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as
+.\" published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the
+.\" License, or (at your option) any later version.
+.\"
+.\" This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
+.\" WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
+.\" MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU
+.\" General Public License for more details.
+.\"
+.\" You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
+.\" along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
+.\" Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA
+.\" 02111-1307 USA
+.\"
+.\""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""
+.TH TRACTORGEN 6 "3th March 2000"
+.SH NAME
+tractorgen \- Generates ASCII tractors
+.SH SYNOPSIS
+\fBtractorgen [number of wheels]\fP
+.SH DESCRIPTION
+\fBtractorgen\fP generates ASCII tractors using the universal tractor
+coefficient (TC). The intended audience is practical ASCII tractor
+theorists and lay people interested in abstract tractor theory.
+
+Before using this program, ensure that you understand the fundamental
+theorem of ASCII tractor mechanics:
+
+"ASCII Tractors must have at least four wheels." [1]
+
+Note that this theorem applies to side-on views. No useful models of
+two-sided ASCII tractors have been found, nor is there even any
+concrete proof of their existence.
+
+In keeping with this theorem, TRACTORGEN will politely inform the user
+if any attempt to make tractors with less than four wheels is made
+(by calling abort(3) and dumping core).
+
+[1] See, for example, "Introductory ASCII tractor design, vols 3-7",
+Blum&Merven, Slarken Press 1973.
+.SH OPTIONS
+.TP
+\fBnumber of wheels\fP
+If no argument is given, the optimal configuration of 7 is generated.
+.SH USAGE
+Tractorgen takes one argument. This argument is indirectly related
+to the TC and is a cardinal enumerating the desired wheel
+configuration.
+
+For example, if you want a tractor with 5 wheels, type at the shell
+prompt:
+
+$ tractorgen 5
+
+Conversely, if you want a tractor with 113 wheels, type:
+
+$ tractorgen 113
+
+Remember that tractors with large numbers of wheels may overflow the
+width of your terminal, with unpredictable results. Actually, it will
+probably just look like shit.
+.SH FILES
+.TP
+None
+.SH SEE ALSO
+abort(3)
+.SH WEBSITE
+http://www.vergenet.net/~konradd/software/tractorgen/
+.SH AUTHOR
+.br
+Kbert <k@vergenet.net>
+.SH LICENSE
+.br
+This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. See the file COPYING for details.
+
+Though I have no idea why you'd want to do any of this.

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