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Re: umask --help


From: Pádraig Brady
Subject: Re: umask --help
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:18:46 +0100
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On 07/30/2014 07:48 PM, Chet Ramey wrote:
> On 7/30/14, 2:44 PM, Notes Jonny wrote:
>> On 7 Jul 2014 19:47, "Eric Blake" <address@hidden> wrote:
>>>
>>> On 07/07/2014 12:34 PM, Chris Down wrote:
>>>> Hi Jon,
>>>>
>>>> As is standard with other buitins, umask is documented at `help umask`:
>>>
>>> That said, POSIX allows, and ksh already supports, the use of --help as
>>> an option to ALL builtins. It might be nice if bash were to take a leaf
>>> from ksh and add generic support for --help to all builtins, instead of
>>> requiring users to remember 'help foo' as yet another item in their
>>> arsenal alongside 'info foo', 'man foo', and 'foo --help'.
>>
>> Sounds good. How best to progress this, as a bugzilla ticket?
> 
> You've already requested it as a new feature.  I will evaluate it against
> the other requests and implement it if it makes the grade.

FWIW +1 for this feature both to minimize diffs between shells,
and to have one less likely barrier hit for the important
group that is first time users.

cheers,
Pádraig.




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