In article <221020030346278295%com>,
Mark Conrad <com> wrote:
I think this thread is going in circles.
Unless your man page is different than mine, I must ask just what, pray
tell is wrong with the man page for 'ls'? It does explain what every
option does. How many paragraphs of description do you need to
understand that the -t option sorts by time modified.
Which option is not doented in the man page that you think should be?
And remember, the man page for 'ls' (or other commands) are _not_
intended to be unix training manuals. They explain what the command
does, not how unix works. I don't expect the one page 'manual' that
came with my torque wrench to go beyond the wrench itself - I don't
expect to get a 3000 page book teaching me how to be a mechanic. The
wrench is a tool and the writer of the manual expects me to know what it
is for and how and when to use it, just as the writer of the 'ls' man
page tells how to use the 'ls' tool to see the 'sticky bit', it is
expected the user of the tool knows what a sticky bit is and why he
might want to view it.
"There are only two kinds of computer users -- those who have
suffered a catastrophic hard drive failure, and those who will."
Have you done your backup today?