file --help claims -L is the default, but it isn't

Bug #876962 reported by Justin Lebar on 2011-10-17
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Bug Description

file --help claims -L is the default, but it isn't.

$ file --help
  -L, --dereference follow symlinks (default)

$ file /usr/lib/
/usr/lib/ symbolic link to `'

$ file -L /usr/lib/
/usr/lib/ ELF 64-bit LSB shared object, x86-64, version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked, stripped

Changed in file (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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