Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 428222
builtins man page missing section on conditional expressions
Last modified: 2008-02-04 09:13:23 EST
Some man pages refer to bash builtins (usually but not always including read and
The documentation for test doesn't mention common things like the -f, -d, or -L
flags. It refers to a non-existent section called "CONDITIONAL EXPRESSIONS".
If you can't see the man page I'm talking about, just try "man builtins".
$ rpm -q bash
The text in the builtins.1 manpage is included from the bash.1 manpage, so it
refers to the section in the bash manpage. I don't think it's viable to mention
that the section is in the bash manpage, not in the builtins one, because the
very same text would have to be in the bash manpage.
I was thinking we either statically include that section of text from the bash
man page, dynamically include it, or better still, re-write the section on the
test builtin to include it.
I don't think it's worth the effort.