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bug#9228: Shorthand on the sort page

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: bug#9228: Shorthand on the sort page
Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2011 12:29:03 +0200

address@hidden wrote:
> Shorthand on the sort page
>        --sort=WORD
>               sort according to WORD: general-numeric  -g,  human-numeric  -h,
>               month -M, numeric -n, random -R, version -V
> is not going to be understood by the beginner. Sorry.
> Only the Info page makes it clear what you are trying to say in this 
> paragraph.

Thanks, but that is true of many --help/man option descriptions.
That is why at the end of every man page you find a pointer to
the "full documentation":

    info coreutils ...

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