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Re: [bug-diffutils] Incorrect output from cmp

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: [bug-diffutils] Incorrect output from cmp
Date: Wed, 03 Oct 2012 21:59:17 -0700
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cmp's output is correct, but this can be documented
better, as the origin-1 business isn't mentioned anywhere.
I pushed the following.

>From 93c75f2fcf16eb7769fc1d335b0569c4dd03ee70 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Paul Eggert <address@hidden>
Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2012 21:57:21 -0700
Subject: [PATCH] * doc/diffutils.texi (cmp Options): Document -l format

 doc/diffutils.texi | 3 +++
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

diff --git a/doc/diffutils.texi b/doc/diffutils.texi
index 2908120..8509cf2 100644
--- a/doc/diffutils.texi
+++ b/doc/diffutils.texi
@@ -3563,6 +3563,9 @@ second.
 @itemx --verbose
 Output the (decimal) byte numbers and (octal) values of all differing bytes,
 instead of the default standard output.
+Each output line contains a differing byte's number relative to the
+start of the input, followed by the differing byte values.
+Byte numbers start at 1.
 Also, output the @acronym{EOF} message if one file is shorter than the other.
 @item -n @var{count}

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