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bug #40094: minor inconsistencies in xargs option descriptions

Submitted by:  Benno Schulenberg <bens>
Submitted on:  Tue 24 Sep 2013 09:48:04 AM UTC  
Category:  xargs Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  None Status:  Fixed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  James Youngman <jay>
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  None Fixed Release:  4.5.13

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Tue 24 Sep 2013 09:48:04 AM UTC, original submission:

In the help text of xargs, please remove the period from "logical EOF processing." for option --null, and lowercase the initial S in "Set logical EOF string" for option -E, for consistency.

By the way, the man page for xargs (xargs/xargs.1) contains a space after options -e, -i, and -l (before their descriptions). I don't think those should be there. Also it could be made a little clearer that using -e without a string is exactly the same as not using -e at all; now it seems as if there is a small difference.

Benno Schulenberg <bens>


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    Wed 16 Jul 2014 07:50:20 AM UTC jay Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
        Fixed ReleaseNone => 4.5.13
    Tue 24 Sep 2013 10:08:12 PM UTC jay StatusNone => Fixed
    Tue 24 Sep 2013 10:00:24 PM UTC jay Summaryminor inconsistencies in message strings => minor inconsistencies in xargs option descriptions
    Tue 24 Sep 2013 09:46:47 PM UTC jay Assigned toNone => jay

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