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Re: Bug#270594: coreutils: Test manpage improvements (-e, -w and -x)

From: Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña
Subject: Re: Bug#270594: coreutils: Test manpage improvements (-e, -w and -x)
Date: Thu, 9 Sep 2004 21:25:37 +0200
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On Thu, Sep 09, 2004 at 11:47:03AM -0700, Paul Eggert wrote:
> Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña <address@hidden> writes:
> > On Wed, Sep 08, 2004 at 09:17:01PM -0700, Paul Eggert wrote:
> >
> > Good, however, it only acknowledges the -e proposed documentation change. 
> > There were also -w and -x ammendments in my patch... Are you going to 
> > include them?
> -e, -w, and -x are all covered by the patch, are they not?  It says:
>  "Except for -h and -L, all FILE-related tests dereference symbolic links."
> This wording covers -e, -w, -x, -r, -f, etc., etc.

I was not talking about that ambiguity, but rather about this:

 \fB\-w\fR FILE
-FILE exists and is writable
+FILE exists and is writable.  True indicates only that the write flag is 
+The file is not writable on a read-only file system even if this
+test indicates true
 \fB\-x\fR FILE
-FILE exists and is executable
+FILE exists and is executable.  True indicates only that the execute flag
+is on.  If file is a directory, true indicates that file can be searched

That's what on OpenBSD's manpage and I think it could be added too.



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