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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: xargsSeverity: 3 - Normal
Item Group: NoneStatus: Fixed
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: James Youngman <jay>
Originator Name: Open/Closed: Closed
Release: NoneFixed 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 UTCjayOpen/ClosedOpen=>Closed
      Fixed ReleaseNone=>4.5.13
    Tue 24 Sep 2013 10:08:12 PM UTCjayStatusNone=>Fixed
    Tue 24 Sep 2013 10:00:24 PM UTCjaySummaryminor inconsistencies in message strings=>minor inconsistencies in xargs option descriptions
    Tue 24 Sep 2013 09:46:47 PM UTCjayAssigned toNone=>jay

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