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Re: ls manpage incomplete

From: Richard Guy Briggs
Subject: Re: ls manpage incomplete
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2009 07:53:21 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Fri, Jul 10, 2009 at 02:46:10AM -0400, Alfred M. Szmidt wrote:
>    What's the justification for putting incomplete information in the
>    manpages that's already available to another text tool on the same
>    package?
> 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
> years.

The standard for documentation has been man for longer than that...  It
should be complete.

> 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/.

I already addressed all that.

        slainte mhath, RGB

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