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Re: dircolors database documentation

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: dircolors database documentation
Date: Sun, 23 Oct 2005 02:56:34 -0700
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Eric Blake <address@hidden> writes:

> It seems fishy that global lines do not cause errors, but terminal
> specific ones do.  Consistency would argue that we might want to also
> check lines not belonging to the current terminal for validity, although
> that requires a bigger change to dircolors.c to parse every line
> regardless of whether it will affect output.  Is that the direction I
> should go?

I assume this change won't take effect until after the next coreutils
release, so you don't need to worry about minimizing it.  In that case
if you prefer to "do it right" then I'd say go for it.

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