Bug #6019

sleep can't be infinite

Added by Peter Tribble almost 2 years ago.

Status:NewStart date:2015-06-21
Priority:NormalDue date:
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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.

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