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Bug 222623 - emerge help contains the non-existent word "irregardless"
Summary: emerge help contains the non-existent word "irregardless"
Alias: None
Product: Portage Development
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Documentation (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High trivial (vote)
Assignee: Portage team
Keywords: InVCS
Depends on:
Blocks: 216231
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Reported: 2008-05-18 12:02 UTC by Jeremy Visser
Modified: 2008-05-28 04:31 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Jeremy Visser 2008-05-18 12:02:20 UTC
If you look at the man page for emerge, you'll see that the help for the -F option contains the word "irregardless":

       --fetch-all-uri (-F)
              Instead  of doing any package building, just perform fetches for
              all packages (fetch everything in SRC_URI  irregardless  of  USE

This word is widely regarded (no pun intended) as incorrect -- the word should be replaced with "regardless", which would carry the same meaning.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Type "man emerge".
2. Type "/ irregardless".
3. Gawp in horror at the awful grammatical error.
Actual Results:  
Fainting, nausea, rapid breathing, and in some extreme cases, death.

Just FYI:
Comment 1 Zac Medico gentoo-dev 2008-05-20 20:21:48 UTC
Thanks, this is fixed in
Comment 2 Jeremy Visser 2008-05-28 04:31:46 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> Thanks, this is fixed in

Cool bananas. :)