[Gretl-devel] Re: man pages

Allin Cottrell cottrell at wfu.edu
Tue Nov 14 15:11:23 EST 2006

On Tue, 14 Nov 2006, Cristian Rigamonti wrote:

> Hi, do we have a rough estimate for the time of the next 
> release?

Pretty soon now, I'd say.  I need to generate an up-to-date .pot 
and let people know about it.

> I was wondering about updating the gretl.1 man page (and perhaps adding a
> gretlcli.1 page); can I start working on that?

Yes, please do.

> The following are supported by both gretl and gretlcli
> -e --english
> -q --basque
> -b --batch
> -h --help
> -v --version
> -r --run
> The following are supported only by gretl
> -d --db
> -w --webdb
> -c --dump
> The -p | --pvalue option is supported only by gretlcli

Oops, that option is obsolete.

> (this is weird: I can't find this one in lib/src/interact.c, parseopt()
> function, which I used to track available options, nor in other files in my CVS
> copy...)

You're right, it's not there any more.

> So we could either make gretlcli support -d, -w, -c and mention 
> it in the current gretl manpage,

That would be non-trivial, as these are really GUI options.

> or add a new manpage for gretlcli (maybe there are other reasons 
> for that, besides the difference in supported options).

I think that may be best.


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