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Tue, 14 Aug 2007 16:44:54 -0500
The --help message for printf (coreutils 6.9) starts with this:
Usage: /usr/local/gnu/bin/printf FORMAT [ARGUMENT]...
or: /usr/local/gnu/bin/printf OPTION
Print ARGUMENT(s) according to FORMAT.
--help display this help and exit
--version output version information and exit
I'd like to suggest a tiny change, something like:
Print ARGUMENT(s) according to FORMAT, or execute according to OPTION:
Right now, there's nothing explicitly saying that --help and --version
are the options. I admit it's unlikely to be a point of confusion
(especially for anyone who can figure out how to invoke coreutils printf
in the first place :), but is there any harm in saying it explicitly?
Thanks for coreutils :).
- printf --help,
Karl Berry <=