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Bug#235773: dselect: typo in selection help text

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On Tue, Mar 02, 2004 at 02:36:22PM -0600, Colin Watson wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 02, 2004 at 12:13:40PM +0100, Bastian Kleineidam wrote:
> > Package: dselect
> > Version:
> > Severity: minor
> > 
> > Hi,
> > 
> > dselect/pkginfo.cc contains the following help snippet:
> > [...]
> > if you ask to install, remove, hold, &c it you will affect all the packages
> > [...]
> > 
> > Perhaps the ", &c it" should be replaced by "or purge it" but I may be
> > wrong about the intention of the original author.
> "&c" is another way of writing "etc.", meaning "and so on". In other
> words, the text says "if you ask to install, remove, hold, or perform
> other actions on it ...".
Ok, I suggest using the last form "or perform other actions on it",
that is more clear and does not use acronyms (or what ever you call &c).
At least I did not know what &c meant, it seemed like a forgotten
string format :)

Ciao, Bastian
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