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Wuseless-whatis-entry

Tag versions

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.104.232. That is the most recent version we know about.

The whatis entry for this manual page (the brief description found in the NAME section) is of the form:

program - manual page for program

This conveys no information about what the program is for and is repetitive. The short description should contain brief information about what the program is for to aid in searching with apropos and similar programs.

If this manual page was generated by help2man, use the -n option to provide a more meaningful description.

Visibility: warning

Check: documentation/manual

Renamed from:

The following 53 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 282 times.

We found 3 overrides. The tag performed 99% of the time.