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Re: Bug#762092: sha...sum man pages refer to nonexistent 'sha...sum invo

From: Pádraig Brady
Subject: Re: Bug#762092: sha...sum man pages refer to nonexistent 'sha...sum invocation' info pages
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:45:08 +0100
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On 09/18/2014 03:31 PM, Eric Blake wrote:
> On 09/18/2014 08:29 AM, Eric Blake wrote:
>> On 09/18/2014 08:13 AM, Pádraig Brady wrote:
>>> On 09/18/2014 12:54 PM, Rebecca Palmer wrote:
>>>> Package: coreutils
>>>> Version: 8.23-2
>>>> Severity: minor
>>>> Control: tags -1 patch
>>>> The man page of sha512sum states that more documentation can be found at 
>>>> info coreutils 'sha512sum invocation', but this info node does not exist; 
>>>> the correct name is 'sha2 utilities'.  At least sha256sum, and I suspect 
>>>> all four sizes, are also affected.
>> Can't we add an @anchor{sha512sum invocation} and so forth into the
>> .texi file, so that the GNU Coding Standards recommended interface just
>> works at taking you into the right section, without having to do this
>> munging of the man pages?
> Maybe not; it looks like @anchor{} allows @xref and friends to work to
> alias names, but doesn't add entries to the menu, and 'info' is using
> just menu names for its shorthand.  I don't know [tex]info well enough
> to know if what I'm suggesting is even feasible, only that I've used
> @anchor in the past when renaming nodes in order to keep the rest of the
> manual working where it uses @xref.

I did actually do a quick search for such functionality
but didn't find anything.

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