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[Octave-bug-tracker] [bug #52774] help for continuation marker has stran

From: Dan Sebald
Subject: [Octave-bug-tracker] [bug #52774] help for continuation marker has strange extraneous statement
Date: Sun, 31 Dec 2017 23:05:21 -0500 (EST)
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                 Summary: help for continuation marker has strange extraneous
                 Project: GNU Octave
            Submitted by: sebald
            Submitted on: Mon 01 Jan 2018 04:05:20 AM UTC
                Category: Documentation
                Severity: 3 - Normal
                Priority: 5 - Normal
              Item Group: Documentation
                  Status: None
             Assigned to: None
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             Open/Closed: Open
         Discussion Lock: Any
                 Release: dev
        Operating System: Any



In https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?52772 I noted the ... and \ continuation
"operators" in the PDF user manual.  In the online help there are also some
issues.  The ... has an extraneous bit about the director "/home" in it. 

octave:5> help("...")
'...' is the directory /home

 -- ...
     Continuation marker.

     Joins current line with following line.

I launched octave from two levels deep in the above example so it is
apparently going back two levels.  The main issue is the directory printout. 
I think this is another example of the similar issue with "help ./" solved


The secondary issue is simply that "help \" doesn't mention the possible use
as a continuation marker, just the division operator:

octave:6> help('\')

 -- \
     Left division operator.

     See also: .\, /, ldivide, mldivide.


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