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

From: Pádraig Brady
Subject: bug#18428: Bug#760861: bug#18428: Bug#760861: bug#18428: coreutils binary breaks coreutils documentation
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 01:31:35 +0100
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On 09/09/2014 03:52 PM, Michael Stone wrote:
> 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 
>> redirects,
>> 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.

Done in the attached which I'll push later.


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