[Coco] NitrOS9 'man' files
robert.gault at worldnet.att.net
Tue Apr 10 00:19:38 EDT 2007
Jim Hickle wrote:
> Where should one place online help files, like *nix's man files?
> Perhaps something like: /dd/sys/man/ ?
Historically, online help is contained in helpmsg in the /DD/Sys
directory. Many OS-9 programs also contained built-in syntax
instructions. The latter is being removed from most of the NitrOS-9
package to conserved memory when system programs are loaded. The Help
command accesses the specific parts of helpmsg relating to any other
command, ex. help os9gen gives you the syntax for os9gen.
If you are thinking of writing documentation rather than short syntax
instructions, that probably should be confined to separate non-Coco
files such as html, Word, or pdf files.
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