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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: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 01:13:08 +0100
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On 09/18/2014 10:47 PM, Bear wrote:
> I absolutely hate having more than one 'help' utility, having to 
> access help through more than one interface, and having sources of 
> documentation that are not indexed for the standard interface to go 
> and fetch.  So I'd prefer to treat 'info' pages, HTML documentation, 
> and everything else, as just more resources that an appropriate 
> spooler (in which category I include browsers if need be) can open 
> up given a 'man' command.  -- and they damn well ought to be indexed
> along with the other man pages so 'man' can find them. 
> Would there be any support for such a patch?

I agree one should not go hunting in various places for docs.
Though it's not under coreutils remit to merge the various docs
under our control. I don't think it's appropriate to merge all
the info docs after the initial man page summary for example.

Such consolidation is best handled at a higher level,
like done in yelp or the KDE help center, though I
agree that these could be improved a great deal.



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