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Re: Patch to clarify readlink(1) man page

From: Bruce Jerrick
Subject: Re: Patch to clarify readlink(1) man page
Date: Wed, 8 May 2019 11:38:04 -0700
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Enclosed as an attachment is a diff to apply the described changes to
as obtained via 'git', 2019-05-08 11:13 PDT (sorry for no git version
number, but I'm
not that familiar with git; also, the file mtimes were that of the git
I changed only the order of the help text; I didn't think it was
necessary to change the
code dealing with option parsing.

-- Bruce Jerrick

On 5/6/19 11:49 AM, Eric Blake wrote:
> On 5/6/19 9:38 AM, Bruce Jerrick wrote:
>> The --canonicalize options in the readlink(1) man page would be much
>> easier to keep straight if they
>> were in least-to-most restrictive order, rather than alphabetic order.
>> Here is a diff that changes it (to be applied to the uncompressed
>> /usr/share/man/man1/readlink.1.gz);
> readlink.1 is generated from 'readlink --help' output; the ultimate
> patch would have to be applied to src/readlink.c.  Would you like to
> respin it against the latest coreutils.git and on the correct file, to
> make it easier to test your proposed patch?

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