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Bug 49607 - Man page for cal command (/usr/bin/cal) is incorrect
Man page for cal command (/usr/bin/cal) is incorrect
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: util-linux (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Elliot Lee
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-07-21 11:15 EDT by Wayne Pollock
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:34 EDT (History)
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Description Wayne Pollock 2001-07-21 11:15:58 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.76 [en] (Win98; U)

Description of problem:
The man page synopsis for cal shows (and has since 6.1 at least) as:
cal [-mjy] [month [year]]
This is incorrect, it should be:
cal [-mjy] [[month] year]

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.man cal
2.cal 2000
3.cal 12
The man page reports that cal can be run with a month alone, or month and year as arguments.  Cal
actually allows a year alone, or month and year.  This can be seen by running the commands above.

Actual Results:  Got bad man page.

Expected Results:  Get good man page.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Elliot Lee 2001-07-23 18:44:14 EDT
Already appears to be fixed in rawhide.

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