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Re: Debian glossary?




On Mon 30 Apr 2018 at 11:16:46 (-0400), Greg Wooledge wrote:
> 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.)

I stepped through   info coreutils ls   adding together the numbers of lines
reported by less and ended up at 908.

info coreutils   came up with 18696.

Cheers,
David.