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Bug 511188

Summary: manual entry doesnt say what units du outputs
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: JW <ohtmvyyn>
Component: coreutilsAssignee: Ondrej Vasik <ovasik>
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: 11CC: kdudka, ovasik, twaugh
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Description JW 2009-07-14 01:16:50 EDT
Description of problem:
Unlike the info entry for du, which in the second paragraph clearly states that du uses units of 1024 bytes by default, the manual entry for du says absolutely nothing.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
coreutils-7.2-1.fc11

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. man du
  
Actual results:
No information about what units du output uses.

Expected results:
Should clearly state that du outputs results in units of 1024 bytes.

Additional info:
If it is a simple matter to create info entries by simply copying manual pages verbatim, then why cannot manual entries be simple translations of info pages.
Comment 1 Ondrej Vasik 2009-07-14 04:00:57 EDT
That's the way how it's handled by upstream. I'm not going to maintain tons of coreutils manpages separately - manpages of coreutils are only help2maned --help output for every command. At the end of each coreutils manpage it's clearly stated you should use info documentation. Therefore closing NOTABUG.