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How to make small but important edits?

Say that you have the prototype scenario in Why the minimum 6 characters limit on edits: someone has written rm -rf / foo instead of rm -rf /foo as an answer to a question, and you want to edit that ASAP to help out the unwary copy-pasters. Say that the answer is otherwise correct. The current system will not let you make an edit of less than 6 characters, whitespace or deletions not counting a such.

Should you go out of your way to reformat and rephrase, or should you add a blurb to the end of the answer saying "changed this"? (which would be redundant with the edit message itself)...

marked as duplicate by Eliah Kagan, jrg Jan 22 '13 at 14:12

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    ok, will use the hints there. Did not find them first-time I searched. – tucuxi Jan 22 '13 at 14:06

If you can't absolutely make six whole character changes in an edit, then as a last resort you can flag the post for moderator attention. I'm willing to bet that nearly all questions can be edited to modify at least 6 character. Whether it's spelling, grammatical, or formatting there's more often than not something to be changed.

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