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patch #9817: Use English singular "they" instead of "he" in a couple places

Submitter:  Ingo Blechschmidt <iblech>
Submitted:  Tue 18 Jun 2019 12:59:28 AM UTC
Category:  None Priority:  5 - Normal
Status:  Done Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  None Open/Closed:  Open

Tue 18 Jun 2019 12:59:28 AM UTC, original submission:  

Dear bash hackers,

by chance I noticed that the documentation uses the pronoun "he" a couple of times to refer to the user. This patch changes these to use the English singular "they" instead, which I believe to be a very nice, elegant, simple and non-intrusive solution.

I don't want to start a war, please feel free to disregard this patch. I just had a couple of minutes to spare and thought it wouldn't harm to quickly contribute this small change to a piece of software I've been using for 15 years. :-)

Thank you for your work in maintaining and developing bash!


Ingo Blechschmidt <iblech>


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2020-07-17 chet StatusNone Done
    2019-06-18 iblech Attached File- Added 0001-use-English-singular-they-instead-of-he.patch, #47104

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