Re: UID Validity Problem
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Nicolas Sebrecht wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 08:08:38PM -0500, John Goerzen wrote:
>>> I've asked that question something like a week ago. I've got:
>>> "Please see the section in the manpage on this topic."
>> In seriousness, has that solved your problem? If not, let us know how.
> Not sure you're talking to me or to the OP. Anyway, I have no idea how
> it is possible but the message disappeared without (and before) my
>> It is something of a FAQ, which is why it's in the manpage.
> Which is somewhat embarrassing. The user expects to find that kind of
> stuff in the FAQ, not in the manpage. The manpage stands to help users
> to understand a command with its options. Somtimes it could explain how
> to write a configuration file but never how to resolve a technical
Oh? I would always check a manpage first. It's the canonical place to
look for documentation on a *nix system. But if somebody would like to
add it to the FAQ on the wiki, feel free. Just because OfflineIMAP's
manpage isn't crappy shouldn't be a reason not to use it ;-)
Other prominent examples of documentation in manpages: the entire Perl
language, bash (including all sorts of shell scripting basics),
procmail, maildrop, etc.
> [ Please, don't feel the above remark as a personnal reproach. I try to
> figure out the user POV (which was mine one week ago). ]
No problem; I understand.