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ls man page doesn't mention different output if not terminal

From: Dan Jacobson
Subject: ls man page doesn't mention different output if not terminal
Date: Sun, 30 Mar 2003 09:32:24 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.090008 (Oort Gnus v0.08) Emacs/21.2 (i386-pc-linux-gnu)

>>>>> "G" == GOTO Masanori <address@hidden> writes:

D> I suppose it's ok for iconv -l vs. iconv -l|cat to have different
D> behaviors, like ls, but at least the man page should say so.

Hmm, the ls man page doesn't mention it either [ls vs. ls -C] if not a
tty, even though the Info page might. I'll cc bug-coreutils about that.

G> I'm sorry but I feel it's very trivial bug report.
G> Is this bug?  No.   Is this wishlist really needed?  No.
G> Why should manpage need to write this issue?

OK, you are the experts.

>> But all the
>> ISO-8859-1//
>> ISO-8859-2//
>> ISO-8859-3//
>> "//" stuff looks like a bug.

G> iconv checks stdout, and if it's not standard output,
G> internal symbol is printed out.  So "//" seems to be added.

G> I think this wishlist is trivial and I dislike to add it
G> because the exact valid reason is not existed.  I would like
G> to close this bug, ok?

OK, I just thought all different behaviors should be documented.
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