man page

Marcus Fonzarelli marcus.fonzarelli at
Wed Jul 27 11:56:07 UTC 2016


I've found this in the man page for rsync: "To backup my wife’s home directory, which consists of large MS Word files and mail folders, I use a cron job that runs ...".

I believe it's very inappropriate and inconsiderate to mention Microsoft products unless it's really necessary. I'm mostly concerned with the fact that this careless usage not only gives them more publicity than they deserve, but also gives those programs a legitimacy that they don't have since they are proprietary software (and also promoting proprietary standards).

Therefore I'd like to suggest that the man page be changed to "which consists of large documents and mail folders", or at least mention another software such as LibreOffice.

Thanks for the understanding.

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