[PATCH] docs: manpages: Strip table of contents from manpages

Peter Krempa pkrempa at redhat.com
Wed Sep 23 13:17:50 UTC 2020

After meson conversion the man pages started to contain the table of

In autoconf we prevented this by a 'grep -v ::contents' in the command
building the manpages.

A more cultured solution is to strip out the 'contents' docutils element

Reported-by: Daniel P. Berrangé <berrange at redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Peter Krempa <pkrempa at redhat.com>
 docs/manpages/meson.build | 3 ++-
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/docs/manpages/meson.build b/docs/manpages/meson.build
index 3888bb8efe..7ed1d304a4 100644
--- a/docs/manpages/meson.build
+++ b/docs/manpages/meson.build
@@ -89,7 +89,8 @@ foreach data : docs_man_files
       input: rst_file,
       output: man_file,
-      command: [ rst2man_prog, '--strict', '@INPUT@', '@OUTPUT@' ],
+      # 'contents' element is the table of contents which is undesired in manpage
+      command: [ rst2man_prog, '--strip-elements-with-class', 'contents', '--strict', '@INPUT@', '@OUTPUT@' ],
       install: true,
       install_dir: mandir / 'man at 0@'.format(data['section']),

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