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bashref.texi niglets

From: Karl Berry
Subject: bashref.texi niglets
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2012 16:08:32 GMT

Hi Chet,

Perusing bashref.texi ...

1) Technically, version.texi should be before the %**end of header.

2) @setchapternewpage odd creates blank pages.  There's no need to
inflict them on everyone by default.  If the FSF or anyone wants that
for printing, they can always use -t @setchapternewpage odd or whatever.

3) The "Permission is granted ..." paragraph is part of the old
permissions statement and shouldn't be used with the GFDL.  (The FDL
grants the same permission.)  And no need for blank line before
@end quotation.

4) The Temple Place FSF address is stale and has been for years
(http://www.fsf.org/about/contact/ has their present address).  I
suggest removing it from here and let the FSF put in wherever they
happen to be when and if they print the manual.  (BTW, they aren't
distributing it now, as far as I can see from

5) Mention the bash home page.  What the heck?

6) Better to send bug reports to the list than you personally?

Happy documenting,

--- ORIG/bashref.texi   2011-01-16 12:31:57.000000000 -0800
+++ bashref.texi        2012-08-22 08:57:35.000000000 -0700
@@ -4,7 +4,4 @@
 @settitle Bash Reference Manual
address@hidden %**end of header
address@hidden odd
 @include version.texi
address@hidden %**end of header
@@ -20,6 +17,2 @@
-Permission is granted to make and distribute verbatim copies of
-this manual provided the copyright notice and this permission notice
-are preserved on all copies.
@@ -35,3 +28,2 @@
 developing GNU and promoting software freedom.''
 @end quotation
@@ -61,9 +53,2 @@
address@hidden 1
-Published by the Free Software Foundation @*
-59 Temple Place, Suite 330, @*
-Boston, MA 02111-1307 @*
-USA @*
 @end titlepage
@@ -77,3 +62,4 @@
 This text is a brief description of the features that are present in
-the Bash shell (version @value{VERSION}, @value{UPDATED}).
+the Bash shell (version @value{VERSION}, @value{UPDATED}).  The Bash
+home page is @url{http://www.gnu.org/software/bash/}.
@@ -7663,3 +7649,3 @@
 Please send all reports concerning this manual to

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