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bug#31873: head/tail --help K != N

From: Pádraig Brady
Subject: bug#31873: head/tail --help K != N
Date: Sun, 17 Jun 2018 15:20:41 -0700
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tag 31873 notabug
close 31873

On 17/06/18 14:47, Karl Berry wrote:
> It's just an idea, and a tiny one at that, but I was momentarily
> perplexed by the lines like
>   -n, --lines=[-]K
> in head --help, making it look like the number is given in kilobytes,
> when I knew that was not correct :).
> So I suggest replacing K with N in the --help messages when the metavar
> is standing for just a number, especially/only a number that takes a
> suffix. FWIW ... --best, karl.

Already done for a while now in:


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