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Debian Ref-Manual, Potential Update

Postby rayj » 2017-05-16 11:41

I am not sure what to do with this, it seems like an error.

https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/debian-reference/ch09.en.html#_colorized_commands

The content is:

9.2.7. Colorized commands
Colorized commands are handy for inspecting their output in the interactive environment. I include the following in my "~/.bashrc".
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if [ "$TERM" != "dumb" ]; then
    eval "`dircolors -b`"



When I applied this to my .bashrc, an error was flagged - no such command.

I replaced it with
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eval "$(dircolors -b)"

and it now works.

It did not seem appropriate to report it as a bug and I did not find anywhere to address such in the 'manual' section.

Any suggestions?
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Re: Debian Ref-Manual, Potential Update

Postby debiman » 2017-05-17 06:06

there seems to be a lot of outdated stuff in the debian manual.
if you want to change it, great!
i guess you're going to have to do most of the work yourself; create accounts in appropriate places, file bug reports (against the manual that is, not against bash), idk.
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Re: Debian Ref-Manual, Potential Update

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2017-05-17 06:21

Although the use of backticks is discouraged, bash will still accept them — are you sure that you typed it in correctly?
"Are you quite sure that all those bells and whistles, all those wonderful facilities of your so called powerful programming languages, belong to the solution set rather than the problem set?" — Edsger W. Dijkstra
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Re: Debian Ref-Manual, Potential Update

Postby rayj » 2017-05-23 10:21

It looks like a back tick.

Thank you
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