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Re: General complaint about GNU's preference for "info" versus "man"

From: Karl Berry
Subject: Re: General complaint about GNU's preference for "info" versus "man"
Date: Sat, 22 Apr 2006 11:54:30 -0500

    BTW: I'd like to speak against help2man here: 

I find it is far better than independently maintaining a separate man
page source, out of date (this was the case with virtually all GNU man
pages before help2man).

    help2man creates too terse manpage from too long --help.  

help2man supports ways of including text in the man page which does not
come from --help.  The fact that no one (to my knowledge) does this
shows that people find the manified --help output mostly "enough".

    (The --help need not otherwise list all options

No point in arguing about this hypothetical, but for the record, I
disagree; I am only frustrated when --help does not list all the
options.  Inevitably the one which the developers did not think was
important enough to list is the one which I need.


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