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Re: several wording mistakes in FAQ

From: Benno Schulenberg
Subject: Re: several wording mistakes in FAQ
Date: Wed, 04 Nov 2009 13:52:25 +0100

Hi Bob,

On Sun, 01 Nov 2009 00:36 -0600, "Bob Proulx" <address@hidden> wrote:
> Benno Schulenberg wrote:
> > In item 14: "wild-cards" -> "wildcards", "wild card" -> "wildcard"
> A spell checker error.  Corrected.

Still one present: "you provided a wild card" -> wildcard

> > In item 18: "e.g. files with names" -> "that is files with names"
> Rome fell so let it lie? :-) But "e.g."  translates to "for example".
> "I.e" would have been "that is".

The change from "for example" to "that is" was intentional.  :)
Because, are there kinds of hidden files that do not start with a dot?
If not, ´file names that start with a dot´ are not an example but
an explication.  Maybe write it as follows: "...I never see hidden files,
that is dot files, that is files whose names start with a dot..."

> > In item 33: "the cp and move" -> "the cp and mv"
> This is an artifact of dropping punctuation for the URL.

Ehm, the above text is in the body of the item, not the title.
For variety, maybe turn the word order around, while adding
the relevant @option{} and @command{} markers:

"the cp and move –reply=X option was deprecated" ->
"the option –reply=X for cp and mv was deprecated

One other error: "It did not have any affect" -> effect

By the way, @command{} markers are missing in many places.
For example in item 18: "This is regardless of it being ls",
"the ls command is only listing out", "what is ls doing",
"Suddenly using ls", "with the -l option".

(By the way, after the above "Suddenly" a comma is needed.  It makes
a difference.  :)



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