[PLUG] Quick question on linux man page coverage
website.reader3 at gmail.com
Sun Jun 17 15:50:32 PDT 2018
A brief question on sparse linux documentation for executable programs
I did a survey of the 15,000+ executables on my openSuse Leap v42.3 OS
which has about 8869 software packages loaded according to zypper, but
76% of them have no man page at all. I did find dozens of programs
running, such as gvfs, which are intrinsic to the OS and some apparently
embedded in the kernal, most running under systemctl control, but with
For openSuse Leap v42.3, it appears that the linux developers just want
the product out the door and have not documented the /etc folder very well.
Should we be concerned that 3/4 of the programs running on a linux OS do
not have a man page?
I was a bit surprised to find this rather high ratio. Is it surprising?
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