coreutils 8.5-2: lacks /usr/share/man/man1/[.1.gz

Christopher Faylor
Tue Dec 14 07:48:00 GMT 2010

On Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 04:45:11AM +0300, Andrey Repin wrote:
>Greetings, Eric Blake!
>>> coreutils 8.5-2 does not install a man page for the "[" command in section 1.
>>> This could/should be a symlink to test (test.1 contains the necessary
>>> documentation), or a trivial roff file containing .so man1/test.1 (untested).
>> Upstream coreutils does not provide a [.1 man page, even though it does
>> provide a test.1 man page.  On Fedora, test.1 is from coreutils, while
>> [.1 is an alias to the bash builtins man page.  I could repeat that
>> setup in cygwin, since I already create bash builtin alias pages for
>> other bash builtins, like shopt.1.
>That, probably, would be most desirable choice.

I beginning to think that we need a new mailing list to discuss issues relating
to '[' .  Clearly 2011 will be the Year of the Left Bracket.


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