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From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2017 09:27:02 +0100 (CET)


I've now filed a pull-request [1] that removes docs/curl.1 from git, and
instead automatically generate it as part of the build procedure. It is also
available to try out in the new 'generate-curl-1' branch [2].

We already generate the man page since a few weeks back so that's not the
news. The news is that we now have it depending on the components properly so
if you update the description of a single option, the man page gets remade

And as it is generally bad form and inconvenient to host generated files in
git, I would like to remove it from there. (Note: it will still be present as
docs/curl.1 in release tarballs, just like before.)


I've only fixed the autotools based build procedure so this will break all
other builds. I'm very interested in getting help with and feedback on how to
fix the other builds. In particular the cmake one and windows specific builds
(as I believe they're used fairly widely).

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