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Bug #6019

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sleep can't be infinite

Added by Peter Tribble about 7 years ago. Updated about 5 years ago.

Status:
Closed
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Category:
manpage - manual pages
Start date:
2015-06-21
Due date:
% Done:

100%

Estimated time:
Difficulty:
Bite-size
Tags:
needs-triage
Gerrit CR:

Description

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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