Re: Stupid df tricks

Richard Gooch (Richard.Gooch@atnf.CSIRO.AU)
Wed, 8 Jul 1998 10:15:25 +1000 writes:
> On Mon, Jul 06, 1998 at 11:16:05PM -0700, Larry McVoy wrote:
> > Wow. No wonder, it seems some folks don't have the latest & greatest.
> > It's been in RedHat for quite a while, a couple of years - I think 4.2
> > had it. Anyway, the version is
> >
> > df (GNU fileutils) 3.16
> >
> > Sorry for assuming everyone had that.
> These options are non-standard. Worse, the FSF maintainer of the binutils
> in it's infinite wisdom decieded to only maintain the texinfo documentation
> but no longer the nroff man pages, so the newer features aren't documented
> in the manpages anymore. Nevertheless filutils and several other packages
> are shipping with the man pages included. To be fair, the man pages have
> a note at their top about this fact. Yet the fact that more people,
> especially Real Users (TM) don't touch the info pages with a ten feet
> pole because the standard reader info(1) is in no way userfriendly stays.

You're pissing in the wind here. This is typical FSF arrogance. This
whole bloody texinfo thing is being shoved down our collective
throats. It really pisses me off that these tools no longer come with
up-to-date manual pages. It's these sort of things that makes GNU
utilities incompatible with UNIX. So much for a drop-in replacement.



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