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From David Medinets <>
Subject Re: Are setshelliter and listshelliter documented?
Date Wed, 18 Jun 2014 01:47:37 GMT
The help documentation is comprehensive but not sufficient. Typically the
prose provides context about why a given command should be used instead of
another. And explains concepts like the profile name. When generating prose
and thinking about context a different point of view is achieved.
Somethings this is helpful to developers. And it's nearly always helpful to
users. This kind of writing is impossible for non-coders to accomplish
because an intimate knowledge of the code is needed. Non-coders can polish
the prose and add examples afterwards but technical people need to get the
basic concepts communicated.

On Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 6:44 PM, Christopher <> wrote:

> The shell commands are documented in the shell itself (<command> --help) or
> (help <command>) or (<command> -?). Documentation in prose in the manual
> *might* be useful (maybe), but I think that it matters more that the
> shell's help documentation is sufficient. The manual should refer to that
> help command for details about the available commands. We don't really want
> to promote use of the shell for things other than triage/maintenance stuff,
> so there hasn't been an emphasis on it in external documentation.
> --
> Christopher L Tubbs II
> On Sat, Jun 14, 2014 at 10:38 PM, David Medinets <
> >
> wrote:
> > I see these shell commands are unit tested, but is there use described in
> > prose?
> >

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