the_masysma_note_file_format(32) Language: English

The Note File Format

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name		the_masysma_note_file_format
section		32
description	The Note File Format
tags		format gone
encoding	utf8
compliance	public
lang		en
creation	2014/08/24 23:19:46
copyright	Copyright (c) 2014
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Originally, the file extension `.ma` was used for a variety of different things
which resulted in the file type being marked as obsolete for being useless.

Still, a new use for the extension was created when the Note File
Format was defined: The note file format was the format for storing
textual information intended to be read by humans before it was superseded when
d5man/format(32) was invented. Some of the syntactical aspects of the
Note Format have been re-used for d5man.

The new use for the `.ma` extension was also the first time, an own vim(36)
syntax highlighter was created by the

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Basically, a note file looked as follows

	 Header with the normal copyright data and program name
	 Additional creation data if available
	Text and lists etc.

Lists were formatted just like with D5Man, except the syntax was a lot less
strict and description lists were not properly recognized. All other syntactical
elements were undefined (as the format needed only to be read by humans).

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