grumble about GNU info

D. Hugh Redelmeier hugh-pmF8o41NoarQT0dZR+AlfA at
Mon Dec 15 19:35:26 UTC 2008

Whenever I use GNU info I feel that I've been rickrolled.


ls is using colour when it has no business doing so.  The device has
no colour capability and the terminfo says so.  So I went to look up
how to control this "feature".

As is too often the case, the ls(1) manpage is incomplete.  It does not
describe the environment variable LS_COLORS (it should).  ls(1) says
the full documentation is in texinfo.

The info command is particularly annoying, so I install pinfo.  But
pinfo doesn't take the same arguments as info, so I give up on pinfo
for this task.

I go to info coreutils 'ls invocation'.  I come up empty handed.


So I'm grumbly.
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