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Buggy ls man page

From: Christian Knoke
Subject: Buggy ls man page
Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2004 12:27:50 +0200
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I'm using ls from the Debian Sarge Distribution. There is a bug in the
german translation of the man page. Since the translator is not mentioned, I
write to you.

       -B, --ignore-backups
              do not list implied entries ending with ~

The word 'implied' obviously means that a command like

ls --ignore-backups

doesn't show files like ".mailcap~" with a tilde at the end,

ls --ignore-backups *

does, because there is a file pattern given.

The german text

       -B, --ignore-backups
              Eintr├Ąge, die mit ~ enden, nicht ausgeben.

does not respect the word 'implied'. A possible translation was

       -B, --ignore-backups
              Implizite Eintr├Ąge, die mit ~ enden, nicht ausgeben.

Thanks for making the fileutils, BTW.


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