[tex-live] man pages for pdftools, dvips, etc. use unportable troff syntax

Paul Eggert eggert at CS.UCLA.EDU
Tue May 8 18:24:53 CEST 2007

Sanjoy Mahajan <sanjoy at mrao.cam.ac.uk> writes:

>>> pdftools.1:2: error: end of file while defining macro `UR'
>>> ...
> All the 'UR' problems are all my doing when I added to (or wrote from
> scratch) the offending man pages.
> What is the best fix?
> 1. Rename to .UR.  But that will conflict with the new groff's .UR.
> 2. Rename to .Ur.  Seems safer though slightly confusing because it's
>    the same as .UR except for case.  On the other hand, troff is
>    cryptic as hell to start with so no one may notice it.
> 3. Invent a new macro name, perhaps .UI (short for URI)?

I suggest ".Ur", since that is least likely to conflict with macros
already in use.  Different vendors use different implementations of
the -man macros, but as far as I know they all stick to upper-case
macro names, or macro names with special characters in them.

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