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coreutils 4.5.1: md5sum --string is undocumented

From: Uwe H. Steinfeld
Subject: coreutils 4.5.1: md5sum --string is undocumented
Date: Wed, 4 Sep 2002 12:57:37 +0200

Hello bug-coreutils,

I hope this is a correct reporting address. address@hidden
doen't seem to be working, yet. I also failed to subscribe to a (new)
mailing list via the standard address@hidden).

My suggestions for dcoumenting the --string option of md5sum in the
usage() message and the coreutils.texi are the following
(same for textutils 2.x):

        * src/md5sum.c (usage): document --string option.

diff -Nur ../coreutils-4.5.1/src/md5sum.c ./src/md5sum.c
--- ../coreutils-4.5.1/src/md5sum.c     2002-08-31 01:07:54.000000000 +0200
+++ ./src/md5sum.c      2002-09-04 12:42:10.000000000 +0200
@@ -135,6 +135,7 @@
   -b, --binary            read files in binary mode (default on DOS/Windows)\n\
   -c, --check             check %s sums against given list\n\
+      --string=STRING     compute checksum for STRING instead of a FILE\n\
   -t, --text              read files in text mode (default)\n\

        * doc/coreutils.texi: document --string option of md5sum.

--- ../coreutils-4.5.1/doc/coreutils.texi       2002-08-30 08:56:16.000000000 
+++ ./doc/coreutils.texi        2002-09-04 12:42:10.000000000 +0200
@@ -2714,6 +2714,11 @@
 MD5 checksums, exit successfully.  Otherwise exit with a status code
 indicating there was a failure.
address@hidden address@hidden
address@hidden --string
address@hidden MD5 checksum for a string
+Compute the MD5 checksum for @var{string} rather than @var{file}.
 @item -t
 @itemx --text
 @opindex -t

I leave it to a native speaker to enhance the texinfo text.

Best regards,

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