Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 854574
lynx - Inconsistency between man page and help
Last modified: 2016-04-18 06:21:26 EDT
Description of problem:
These options are in man, but not in help:
In man, option -bibp is the same as the option -bibhost in help (different names)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Check man page
2. Check --help option
Inconsistent man page/help
Consistent man page/help
(In reply to comment #0)
> Description of problem:
> These options are in man, but not in help:
> * -blink
> * -color
> * -exec
> * -fileversions
> * -find_leaks
> * -locexec
> * -nested_tables
> * -noexec
> * -nosocks
> * -session
> * -sessionin
> * -sessionout
> * -syslog=text
> * -syslog-urls
> * -timeout=N
> * -wdebug
All the options above are omitted intentionally since lynx --help lists only the options that are compiled in whereas the man page documents everything. This is expected behavior.
> In man, option -bibp is the same as the option -bibhost in help (different
Good point. Only the -bibhost option works despite the documentation mentions only -bibp. I am not sure which of them is correct. The problem still exists in the latest upstream version. We need to contact the upstream maintainer.
fixed in lynx-2.8.7-11.fc18
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lynx-2.8.7-11.fc18 has never been submitted as an update because I did not find the man page fix itself important enough to bother users with update, but it is now fixed in lynx-2.8.8-0.1.dev15.fc19. Closing NEXTRELEASE...