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Re: um ... what's with the "." after the directory perms?



>>>>> "MS" == Michel Salim <michel sylvan gmail com> writes:

MS> File a bug? info and man really ought to return the same
MS> information.

This would be abnormal for most, perhaps all, of the GNU utilities.
The manpages all contain only short summaries of options and refer to
the info pages for complete documentation.  The ls manpage doesn't
even begin to discuss the output format.  It's not merely missing
mention of this additional dot.

If you want to open a discussion of whether these abbreviated manpages
are problematic, feel free, but this isn't an isolated property of the
ls manpage.  I imagine this discussion has been had repeatedly in
various other fora in any case.

 - J<


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