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Re: grep manpage style issue

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: grep manpage style issue
Date: Wed, 07 Sep 2011 23:43:07 +0200

Sequoia McDowell wrote:
> The term "file name" occurs about 7 times.  I was trying to figure out
> how to suppress file names from output, but couldn't find the switch.
> After searching online, I found that it was --no-filename, which is
> described as "Suppress the prefixing of **filename**s on output when
> multiple files are searched," (emphasis added).  The inconsistent
> style between "file name" and "filename" made it harder to find the
> switch.  Perhaps you'd consider picking either "file name" or
> "filename" and using one consistently at least within a single page?

Thanks for spotting that.  There were a couple other uses, nearby.
I've just made these changes:

>From 72ad859d857dd8162078305dc4f8543650141998 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Jim Meyering <address@hidden>
Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2011 23:41:22 +0200
Subject: [PATCH] doc: use "file name" consistently in grep's --help output

* src/main.c (usage): Use "file name", not "filename" in descriptions
of --with-filename (-H), --no-filename (-h) and --label=LABEL.
Suggested by Sequoia McDowell.

bug: requires ru_RU.KOI8-R".  [bug introduced in grep-2.9]
 src/main.c |    6 +++---
 1 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/src/main.c b/src/main.c
index 2cdf82f..c70156f 100644
--- a/src/main.c
+++ b/src/main.c
@@ -1442,9 +1442,9 @@ Output control:\n\
   -b, --byte-offset         print the byte offset with output lines\n\
   -n, --line-number         print line number with output lines\n\
       --line-buffered       flush output on every line\n\
-  -H, --with-filename       print the filename for each match\n\
-  -h, --no-filename         suppress the prefixing filename on output\n\
-      --label=LABEL         print LABEL as filename for standard input\n\
+  -H, --with-filename       print the file name for each match\n\
+  -h, --no-filename         suppress the file name prefix on output\n\
+      --label=LABEL         use LABEL as the standard input file name prefix\n\
       printf (_("\
   -o, --only-matching       show only the part of a line matching PATTERN\n\

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