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bug#18428: Bug#760861: bug#18428: Bug#760861: bug#18428: coreutils binar

From: Michael Stone
Subject: bug#18428: Bug#760861: bug#18428: Bug#760861: bug#18428: coreutils binary breaks coreutils documentation
Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2014 10:52:21 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Tue, Sep 09, 2014 at 03:31:35PM +0100, Pádraig Brady wrote:
It's useful to many, but I agree most don't bother with it
due to the awkward non intuitive default info reader _interface_
(though pinfo is a bit better in that regard).

Right. I've heard the argument for 15 years that info docs are really good, it's just the interface. :) In all that time, a better interface hasn't really caught on, and the web happened.

Though it would be better to have direct links.
Now the above full node URL is too long/awkward, so I've just now setup 
so the following proposed new trailers for ls --help and man pages should work:

ls --help:
 Full documentation online at: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/ls>
 Full installed documentation: info '(coreutils) ls invocation'

A huge improvement. I suspect that this might also help the info docs show up in google, instead of being below the fold. Alternative wording:

  Full documentation online at: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/ls>
  or available locally via: info '(coreutils) ls invocation'

To make it more clear it's the same thing available different ways.

Mike Stone

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