Bug#666688: upload of multi-option enabled coreutils ls (in time for wheezy)
Joey Hess writes ("Bug#666688: upload of multi-option enabled coreutils ls (in time for wheezy)"):
> ls is missing several key options, notably -y, -e, and -j.
Also, it is unable to read email. For a long time this serious
deficiency in ls has gone unremedied. Debian GNU/Linux should take
the lead in the "every program should be able to function as a MUA"
philosophy which the GNU Project once had but has now sadly abandoned,
along with so many other important principles of traditional Unix
(such as the notion that command line utilities should enrich the
excitement in the user's life by crashing randomly when fed bogus
input, and the notion that checking for errors in shell scripts is a
waste of time and should therefore be made difficult if not
Joey, sorry for derailing the important issue you raise. The TC
should consider this with some urgency. We will get back to you soon,
perhaps as early as April 2014.