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Re: [PATCH] Move multiple targets

From: Daniel Rall <dlr_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-11-08 01:53:39 CET

On Tue, 08 Nov 2005, Peter McNab wrote:

> Daniel Rall wrote:
>
> >On Mon, 07 Nov 2005, Julian Foad wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> >>Daniel Rall wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>>+ "usage: 1. move SRC DST\n"
> >>>+ " 2. move SRC... DIR\n"
> >>>
> >>>It's not obvious to me that style #2 can take multiple source
> >>>arguments. How about something like:
> >>>
> >>> 2. move SRC [SRC2 SRC3 ...] DIR\n"
> >>>
> >>>
> >>No; that would be ugly and inconsistent with the rest of our help. Get
> >>used to "..." meaning "possibly repeated" :-)
> >>
> >>
> >
> >In that case, why not change it across all help text?
>
> And all other help in all other projects where ... seems the norm for
> continuation?
> Maybe not.

It is for my man pages. Yet, I do not consider man pages the height
of usability.

-- 
Daniel Rall
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