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Re: Debian glossary?




On Mon, Apr 30, 2018 at 10:59:03AM -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Monday 30 April 2018 10:44:56 Greg Wooledge wrote:
> > wooledg:~$ man ls | wc
> >     233     911    7823
> > wooledg:~$ info coreutils ls | wc
> >     835    4551   34791
> >
> > In this example, the info page is about 4 times as large as the man
> > page.
> 
> That is not a fair comparison. The manpage covers one specific piece, a 
> single utility, where coreutils supposedly covers it all.

"info coreutils ls" is just the "ls" part.  Please actually try it.
(I suggest "info coreutils ls | less" as an alternative to the "info"
reader program.)