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

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: bug#18428: Bug#760861: bug#18428: coreutils binary breaks coreutils documentation
Date: Mon, 08 Sep 2014 20:55:23 -0700
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Pádraig Brady wrote:
So we'll stick with the longer form
(which is likely to be cut n pasted in any case)

While this sounds like a win, I still like the idea of renaming the troublesome info node, as there is a lot of advice out there to use the old forms for 'info' and it's probably better to support that advice, at least for a while, than to make it immediately stop working.

I noticed other problems that are at least somewhat related to the recent coreutils multi-binary executable changes, and fixed some of these problems with the attached patches. (I ran out of energy before fixing the rest. :-) Patch 2 renames the troublesome node.

Come to think of it, how about removing the 'coreutils' command entirely? Why should users invoke 'coreutils' directly? We could move it to libexec and remove it from the documentation.

Attachment: 0001-doc-mention-which-commands-are-optional.patch
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Attachment: 0002-doc-rename-coreutils-invocation-to-Multi-call-invoca.patch
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Attachment: 0003-maint-prefer-return-status-to-exit-status-in-main.patch
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Attachment: 0004-maint-avoid-file-scope-names-of-the-form-_-a-z.patch
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