Posted Sep 5, 2008 23:29 UTC (Fri) by giraffedata
In reply to: man pages
Parent article: Feature removal sparks Git flamewar
I've always thought it was pretty cool that 'git foo --help' would pull up the man page. Yay unix!
As a workaround by git develoeprs for the fact that you can't use the more logical command, 'help git foo', maybe.
It's actually counter-Unix, as the Unix tradition is for --help to give you something more brief than a man page. And the Unix one-program-one-function rule says if you want to display a man page, you should invoke the man page displayer program, not the SCM access program. (That gives you the power to choose the man page displayer, etc.).
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