dhenderson at digital-pipe.com
Thu May 12 15:42:52 UTC 2011
On 05/12/2011 11:07 AM, Bob Dunlop wrote:
> I think the problem is that -A does not mean what you expect. It's a
> modified version of -a which shows all hidden files except "." and "..".
> The problem is expressing these concepts concisely in what is already a
> very big help message. Perhaps:
> -A Don't list . and ..
> should read:
> -A Don't show . and ..
> The difference between list and show is subtle but it consumes no bytes
> and is a small step in the right direction.
I checked the coreutils 'ls --help' and it gives the exact same
description of '-A' as busybox does. Perhaps a better help description
would be "same as -a without . and ..". :)
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