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diff --git a/contrib/ncurses/man/curs_print.3x b/contrib/ncurses/man/curs_print.3x
index dd4b6e3cba45..92b9ca2dafcc 100644
--- a/contrib/ncurses/man/curs_print.3x
+++ b/contrib/ncurses/man/curs_print.3x
@@ -1,5 +1,5 @@
-.\" Copyright (c) 1998,2002 Free Software Foundation, Inc. *
+.\" Copyright (c) 1998-2005,2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc. *
.\" *
.\" Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a *
.\" copy of this software and associated documentation files (the *
@@ -26,36 +26,36 @@
.\" authorization. *
-.\" $Id: curs_print.3x,v 1.5 2002/02/16 22:39:04 tom Exp $
+.\" $Id: curs_print.3x,v 1.8 2006/02/25 21:49:19 tom Exp $
.TH curs_print 3X ""
\fBmcprint\fR - ship binary data to printer
\fB#include <curses.h>\fR
\fBint mcprint(char *data, int len);\fR
This function uses the \fBmc5p\fR or \fBmc4\fR and \fBmc5\fR capabilities,
if they are present, to ship given data to a printer attached to the terminal.
Note that the \fBmcprint\fR code has no way to do flow control with the printer
or to know how much buffering it has. Your application is responsible for
keeping the rate of writes to the printer below its continuous throughput rate
(typically about half of its nominal cps rating). Dot-matrix printers and
6-page-per-minute lasers can typically handle 80cps, so a good conservative
rule of thumb is to sleep for a second after shipping each 80-character line.
-The \fBmcprint\fR function returns \fBERR\fR if the write operation aborted
+The \fBmcprint\fR function returns \fBERR\fR if the write operation aborted
for some reason. In this case, errno will contain either an error associated
with \fBwrite(2)\fR or one of the following:
.TP 5
-Capabilities for printer redirection don't exist.
+Capabilities for printer redirection do not exist.
.TP 5
Couldn't allocate sufficient memory to buffer the printer write.
When \fBmcprint\fR succeeds, it returns the number of characters actually
sent to the printer.