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The tag is present in Lintian version 2.104.319. That is the most recent version we know about.

A manual page should start with a NAME section, which lists the program name and a brief description. The NAME section is used to generate a database that can be queried by commands like apropos and whatis. You are seeing this tag because lexgrog was unable to parse the NAME section.

Manual pages for multiple programs, functions, or files should list each separated by a comma and a space, followed by - and a common description.

Listed items may not contain any spaces. A manual page for a two-level command such as fs listacl must look like fs_listacl so the list is read correctly.

Please refer to the lexgrog(1) manual page, the groff_man(7) manual page, and the groff_mdoc(7) manual page for details.

Visibility: warning

Check: documentation/manual

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