Possible formatting bug in ssh-agent.1 man page

Glenn Golden gdg at zplane.com
Tue Sep 27 06:55:08 AEST 2016

Version info: OpenSSH_7.3p1, OpenSSL 1.0.2i  22 Sep 2016, Arch linux

The ssh-agent.1 man page seems to have an indentation oddity, at least, as
formatted with recent Arch linux manpage toolset. Here's what appears in
the formatted output just after the description of the the "-t" option:

     ---------- Begin formatted output -------------------------------------
       -t life
              Set a default value for the maximum lifetime of identities added
              to  the agent.  The lifetime may be specified in seconds or in a
              time format specified in sshd_config(5).  A  lifetime  specified
              for  an  identity with ssh-add(1) overrides this value.  Without
              this option the default maximum lifetime is forever.

              If a command line is given, this is executed as a subprocess  of
              the agent.  When the command dies, so does the agent.

              The  idea  is that the agent is run in the user's local PC, lap
     ------------ End formatted output -------------------------------------

Seems to me like all the paragraphs after the one immediately below "-t life"
(starting with "If a command line..." and thereafter) are meant to be outdented
to the main indentation level so that they do not appear be associated with the
description of the -t option.

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