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authorLuke Shumaker <>2014-11-25 23:08:35 -0500
committerLuke Shumaker <>2014-11-25 23:08:35 -0500
commitb22452767d33a017352b2423656bf4ddb0ff4b9b (patch)
parentf8c57d68aa4f888f15fcb16485a5a29b3f413b1f (diff)
more meta-documentation cleanup
2 files changed, 23 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/COPYING b/COPYING
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..def2dff
--- /dev/null
@@ -0,0 +1,9 @@
+Different parts of libretools are either the GNU General Public
+License version 2 or 3; sometimes with, sometimes without the option
+to use a later version of the license. Which one is specified on a
+per-file basis; look at the source. In addition to a full copyright
+and license statement, each file contains a "License:" line to make
+searching easy.
+Full copies of the GNU General Public License versions 2 and 3 are
+included as `COPYING-GPLv2` and `COPYING-GPLv3`, respectively. \ No newline at end of file
diff --git a/ b/
index 6682538..f22752e 100644
--- a/
+++ b/
@@ -102,7 +102,7 @@ use-case for it).
In the shebang, don't pass flags to bash, besides breaking `env`
(above), it means people will make mistakes when debugging, and
-running things with `bash FILENAME`. Instead, use `set` to adjust the
+running things with `bash FILENAME`. Instead, use `set` to adjust the
flags inside of the program.
Obey `$TMPDIR`. It's usually as easy as passing `--tmpdir` to
@@ -212,7 +212,7 @@ the better option, as otherwise you would have to use `seq` (calling
an external), or `eval` (gross, easy to mess up royally).
Indent comments like you would code; don't leave them at the beginning
-of the line. Example:
+of the line. Example:
for item in "${list[@]}"; do
if [[ $item == foo ]]; then
@@ -234,3 +234,15 @@ doesn't have to go on the right side of a command:
cat file | program # useless use of cat
program < file # data flows right to left
< file program # just right
+Copyright statements should look like
+ # Copyright (C) YEARS NAME <EMAIL>
+for most code, for 3rd-party code that has been imported, indent it a
+ # Copyright (C) YEARS NAME <EMAIL>
+Always put a line with `# License:` specifying the license of that