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bug#18428: Bug#760861: bug#18428: coreutils binary breaks coreutils docu

From: Pádraig Brady
Subject: bug#18428: Bug#760861: bug#18428: coreutils binary breaks coreutils documentation
Date: Tue, 09 Sep 2014 01:51:23 +0100
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On 09/09/2014 01:32 AM, Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> On 2014-09-08 18:10:35 -0600, Bob Proulx wrote:
>> Note that IIRC originally the pointer was:
>>   info touch
>> But that failed due to shortcomings in variously implemented
>> install-info commands that I don't remember now.
> There were actually several (Debian-specific?) problems with this form.
>   https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=483554
>> Therefore this was changed to "info -f coreutils touch" IIRC and
>> then later mutated again to "info coreutils 'touch invocation'" to
>> get more canonical.
>> But I think in recent years the install-info problems have been fixed.
> If this is the following bug:
>   https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=139569
> it was fixed in Debian in September 2009. The simple form now seems
> to be OK.

There is also ambiguity in the shorter form:

  info stat
  info '(coreutils) stat invocation'

Likewise for chmod, chown, kill, link, mkdir, ...

So we'll stick with the longer form
(which is likely to be cut n pasted in any case)


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