[cs631apue] ".1" files in NetBSD code

hao wu hwu9 at stevens.edu
Thu Sep 5 20:04:12 EDT 2013

According to http://www.file-extensions.org/1-file-extension

What is .1 file?

The *1 file extension* is associated with the Unix and Unix based operating
systems. is used in Unix based operating systems. The .1 file contains
unformatted manual page stored in Unix processing document system file
format (Roff/nroff/troff/groff).
and in http://wiki.netbsd.org/examples/basic_unix_programming/
it mentions that :

# ...... If you do have a manpage, you
#  usually won't need this line since the default name
#  of the manpage is ${PROG}.1 .

so it seems the .1 file is used  for the manpage

On Thu, Sep 5, 2013 at 3:33 PM, Hongyi Shen <hshen4 at stevens.edu> wrote:

> I have a question. In each NetBSD command folder, there is a README like
> file called *.1, it contains copyright and simple usage but it's not the
> contents in man page.
> So, why these fils ended in ".1" instead of other formarts?
> How do NetBSD users access(or use) to these files (except via reading
> source), or they are just for developers?
> Thank you all.
> Hongyi Shen
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