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6 The *WoMan-Log* Buffer

This is modeled on the Emacs byte-compiler. It logs all files formatted by WoMan and the time taken. If WoMan finds anything that it cannot handle then it writes a warning to this buffer. If the variable woman-show-log is non-nil (by default it is nil) then WoMan automatically displays this buffer. See Interface Options. Many WoMan warnings can be completely ignored, because they are reporting the fact that WoMan has ignored requests that it is correct for WoMan to ignore. In some future version this level of paranoia may be reduced, but not until WoMan is deemed more reliable. At present, all warnings should be treated with some suspicion. Uninterpreted escape sequences are also logged (in some cases).

By resetting the variable woman-ignore to nil (by default it is t), uninterpreted roff requests can optionally be left in the formatted buffer to indicate precisely where they occurred. See Interface Options.