Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 511188
manual entry doesnt say what units du outputs
Last modified: 2009-07-14 04:00:57 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):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. man du
No information about what units du output uses.
Should clearly state that du outputs results in units of 1024 bytes.
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.
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.