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I discovered tldr and siblings.
Like a politician would say, different manpages are possible!
I recently discovered tldr and the tldr-pages project:
The tldr-pages project is a collection of community-maintained help pages for command-line tools, that aims to be a simpler, more approachable complement to traditional man pages.
I like how it eats its own dog food:
$ tldr tldr Displays simple help pages for command-line tools, from the tldr-pages project. More information: <https://tldr.sh>. ✓ Get typical usages of a command (hint: this is how you got here!): 🍣 tldr ✓ Show the tar tldr page for Linux: 🍣 tldr -p ✓ Get help for a git subcommand: 🍣 tldr ✓ Update local pages (if the client supports caching): 🍣 tldr -u
The output is actually more colorful than shown above, but even this example gives the gist of what this project is about: providing meaningful examples of typical usage for the command.
WAIT A MINUTE YOU SON OF AN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY-SH BREACH!
If you’re interested, there is a Perl client, which is of course what I installed myself… so happy reading!