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Re: diff -L undocumented in --help and man page

From: Christoph Berg
Subject: Re: diff -L undocumented in --help and man page
Date: Thu, 30 Dec 2010 20:26:10 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

> I received this report from the Debian bug system.
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Fabian Pietsch <address@hidden>
> To: Debian Bug Tracking System <address@hidden>
> Date: Wed, 3 Aug 2005 02:24:07 +0200
> Subject: Bug#321036: diff -L undocumented in --help and man page
> Package: diff
> Version: 2.8.1-11
> Severity: minor
> Hi,
> diff -L is neither documented in --help nor in the man page.
> It's documented in the info page that the man page refers to, but that's
> part of diff-doc and not installed with diff by default.
> Once -L was documented in --help (and there was no own man page, but one
> provided by the LDP that documented -L) in diff 2.7 (as distributed with
> SuSE 6.4).


as a further followup here: -L is used by "svn diff". It would be nice
if it was mentioned in the manpage and --help output as an alternative
to --label, even if that's deprecated. Having to dig into the source
isn't that userfriendly...

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