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[bug #20547] --version output does not comply with GNU Coding Standards

From: Eric Blake
Subject: [bug #20547] --version output does not comply with GNU Coding Standards
Date: Sat, 21 Jul 2007 04:27:42 +0000
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                 Summary: --version output does not comply with GNU Coding
                 Project: findutils
            Submitted by: ericb
            Submitted on: Friday 07/20/2007 at 22:27
                Category: find
                Severity: 3 - Normal
              Item Group: Wrong result
                  Status: Confirmed
                 Privacy: Public
             Assigned to: None
         Originator Name: Eric Blake
        Originator Email: address@hidden
             Open/Closed: Open
         Discussion Lock: Any
                 Release: 4.1.20
           Fixed Release: None



None of the findutils comply with GNU Coding Standards in their --version
For an example, contrast find with ls:

$ find --version
GNU find version 4.3.8
Built using GNU gnulib version 2007-05-26
Features enabled: O_NOFOLLOW(enabled) LEAF_OPTIMISATION FTS() CBO(level=0) 
$ ls --version
ls (GNU coreutils) 6.9
Copyright (C) 2007 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software.  You may redistribute copies of it under the terms of
the GNU General Public License <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

Written by Richard Stallman and David MacKenzie.

On the first line, GCS wants the official tool name (not argv[0]) as the
first word, then the package in parenthesis (ie. "find (GNU findutils)
4.3.8").  Next, find is missing a copyright and license statement.  Finally,
GCS permits giving credit to major authors.  All of this is easier to do when
using the gnulib modules version-etc and version-etc-fsf.


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