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diffutils documentation: conflicting descriptions of -q (--brief) option

From: Scott James Cederberg
Subject: diffutils documentation: conflicting descriptions of -q (--brief) option
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2003 15:00:20 -0800
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   The diffutils documentation node "Binary" (title "Binary Files and
   Forcing Text Comparisons") contains a minor conflict in its
   descriptions of the -q (--brief) option.

   In the fifth paragraph of that node, which begins "Differing binary
   files..." it says:

     "However, this trouble cannot occur with the --a or --text
     option, or with the -q or --brief option, as these options both
     cause diff to treat binary files like text files."

   But the preceding paragraph said that -q causes all files to be
   treated as *binary* files, not text files.

   I know it's a minor detail, but thanks for your attention to it.

   Keep up the good work.


Scott Cederberg

Infomap Project 
Computational Semantics Lab
Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI)
Stanford University


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