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Re: extention to operation of man function



On Tue, 2007-09-25 at 08:51 -0500, Aaron Konstam wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-09-25 at 11:46 +0100, Mark Knoop wrote:
> > Aaron Konstam wrote:
> > > It was recently revealed, at least to me, that the reason :
> > > man cdrecord does no work is that cdrecord is a softlink to wodim.
> > > 
> > > Now my local ubantu person point out in ubantu running man cdrecord
> > > returns the man page of modim. This he attributes to ubantu being more
> > > carefull about details,
> > > 
> > > First is this true about ubantu and is it worthwhile to file a bugzilla
> > > RFE on man to get fedora to mirror this functionality. It seems on the
> > > surface a simple extension to implement so I wonder why it was not done
> > > in Fedora.
> > 
> > This was discussed less than a week ago on both this list and
> > subsequently on fedora-devel.
> > 
> > See https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=296611
> 
> > BTW, it's ubuntu, not ubantu...
> You are right I can'r spell. But it seems to me the bugzilla you
> referenced has the wrong slant. I assume what ubuntu does is that man
> detects the softlinkm and follows it. That is what should be done in
> Fedora. The bug is now closed so I can't add a comment which is
> frustrating.

Nothing actually prevents you from adding comments to closed bugs.  If
you are persuasive, you might even get it re-opened.  (If you are the
original submitter, you can re-open it yourself.)

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> > Mark Knoop
> > 
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