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diff --git a/bmake.1 b/bmake.1
index bd670891f85d..d7ed08af0c07 100644
--- a/bmake.1
+++ b/bmake.1
@@ -1,4 +1,4 @@
-.\" $NetBSD: make.1,v 1.206 2012/08/30 22:35:37 wiz Exp $
+.\" $NetBSD: make.1,v 1.209 2012/10/08 15:09:48 christos Exp $
.\" Copyright (c) 1990, 1993
.\" The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
@@ -29,7 +29,7 @@
.\" from: @(#)make.1 8.4 (Berkeley) 3/19/94
-.Dd August 30, 2012
+.Dd October 8, 2012
.Dt MAKE 1
@@ -2042,6 +2042,13 @@ or
To be compatible with Makefiles that do this, one can use
.Fl B
to disable this behavior.
+In compatibility mode, each command is run in a separate process.
+If the command contains any shell meta characters
+.Pq Ql #=|^(){};&<>*?[]:$`\e\en
+it will be passed to the shell, otherwise
+will attempt direct execution.
.Xr mkdep 1
@@ -2049,3 +2056,26 @@ to disable this behavior.
is derived from NetBSD
.Xr make 1 .
It uses autoconf to facilitate portability to other platforms.
+command appeared in
+.At v7 .
+implementation is based on Adam De Boor's pmake program which was written
+for Sprite at Berkeley.
+It was designed to be a parallel distributed make running jobs on different
+machines using a daemon called
+.Dq customs .
+syntax is difficult to parse without actually acting of the data.
+For instance finding the end of a variable use should involve scanning each
+the modifiers using the correct terminator for each field.
+In many places
+just counts {} and () in order to find the end of a variable expansion.
+There is no way of escaping a space character in a filename.