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Re: ls manpage incomplete

From: Alfred M. Szmidt
Subject: Re: ls manpage incomplete
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2009 02:46:10 -0400

   What's the justification for putting incomplete information in the
   manpages that's already available to another text tool on the same

It is a compromise for users like yourself who expect things to be in
man pages (the man pages we produce as really --help formated using
troff; it is better to just use --help).  On the GNU system and its
variants like Debiaan GNU/Linux, the standard for documentation is
infact info, and not man pages.  This has been the case for over 20

If you don't like GNU info, you can try the info reader in Emacs, or
pinfo.  And if you are still unhappy, you can browse our manuals in
various formats like PDF, web pages or buy them in the form of dead
trees from http://shop.fsf.org/.

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