Bug #6019

sleep can't be infinite

Added by Peter Tribble almost 3 years ago. Updated 10 months ago.

Status:ClosedStart date:2015-06-21
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:-% Done:


Category:manpage - manual pages
Target version:-
Difficulty:Bite-size Tags:needs-triage


The following snippet from the sleep(1) man page is incorrect:

The floating-
point number may be specified in all formats required by
C99/XPG6, including constants such as "Inf" or "infinite".

The form "infinite" isn't accepted, however "infinity" is.

While looking at sleep(1), a couple of other issues are apparent:
having a separate ksh93 section is wrong as the command and
the builtin are really the same, and the reference to wait(3ucb)
should be removed.


#1 Updated by Electric Monk 10 months ago

  • % Done changed from 0 to 100
  • Status changed from New to Closed

git commit bec2e3ffadac8d3536ea115d636d06c7b561623a

commit  bec2e3ffadac8d3536ea115d636d06c7b561623a
Author: Peter Tribble <peter.tribble@gmail.com>
Date:   2017-06-27T22:43:19.000Z

    8212 manpages contain obsolete references
    6019 sleep can't be infinite
    Reviewed by: Toomas Soome <tsoome@me.com>
    Reviewed by: Yuri Pankov <yuripv@gmx.com>
    Reviewed by: Alexander Pyhalov <alp@rsu.ru>
    Approved by: Robert Mustacchi <rm@joyent.com>

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