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[bug#51543] [PATCH 2/2] doc: Document ‘home-bash-extension’ configuratio

From: Xinglu Chen
Subject: [bug#51543] [PATCH 2/2] doc: Document ‘home-bash-extension’ configuration record.
Date: Fri, 05 Nov 2021 12:56:59 +0100


On Mon, Nov 01 2021, Liliana Marie Prikler wrote:

> Hi,
> Am Montag, den 01.11.2021, 14:22 +0100 schrieb Xinglu Chen:
>> [...]
>> The keys should be strings; the rules for
>> ‘home-environment-variable-service-type’ apply here (see “11.3.1
>> Essential Home Services”).
> You might want to explicitly state that.

Yes, good idea.

>> > At which point are these fields inserted into which files (e.g. do
>> > the aliases come before profile or after it)?
>> Good question!  The contents of ‘aliases’ and ‘bashrc’ are put into
>> ~/.bashrc, in that order.  The contents of ‘bash-profile’ and
>> ‘environment-variables’ are put into ~/.bash_profile, in that order.
>> This doesn’t seem that consistent, is there any preference to what
>> order should be used?
> You can use whichever makes sense to you, I'm just pointing out that it
> ought to be documented.
>> > If some field is already described as part of home-bash-service,
>> > you might also want to link back to it, but you should still state
>> > where the extension occurs.  Is new code added to the front or to
>> > the back for instance.  (On that note, is the text-config type
>> > well-documented?)
>> I don’t think there is a way to link to ‘home-bash-configuration’
>> using Texinfo; one can only link to “Shells Home Services”.
> Texinfo should support anchors, which can point to arbitrary text.  Of
> course one could overdo it by linking each and every field, but imho
> having one link for context is better than none.

Ah, that would do it.  Thanks for the pointer.

I will send an updated series.

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