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Re: ls --help --version

From: Bob Proulx
Subject: Re: ls --help --version
Date: Mon, 1 Apr 2002 22:01:32 -0700

> > > ls --help 
> > > ls --version 
> > > 
> > > don't work as documented in the man page
> > > ls --version
> > > is suppose to display version information
> > > all it displays is "--version"

> I made a slipup in typing its echo that doesn't work right

Please check out the following FAQ on this subject.


You are probably not executing /bin/echo but rather the shell built in

  type -all echo
  echo is a shell builtin
  echo is /bin/echo

  echo --version
  /bin/echo --version
  echo (GNU sh-utils) 2.0


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