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Re: bash built-ins `true' and `false' undocumented

From: Roland Winkler
Subject: Re: bash built-ins `true' and `false' undocumented
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2013 20:19:56 +0530

On Fri Sep 27 2013 Greg Wooledge wrote:
> $ help true
> true: true
>     Return a successful result.
>     Exit Status:
>     Always succeeds.
> $ help false
> false: false
>     Return an unsuccessful result.
>     Exit Status:
>     Always fails.

Thanks, I did not know that.

Yet I think that the info pages are supposed to provide the definitive
information about GNU software.  So I still believe that it would be
useful to list these builtins in the info pages, too.  Certainly,
the info pages are more useful for getting an overview.  `help foo'
only helps if you already have some idea of what you are looking for.

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