Bug 56841 - Wrong man page for kill
Summary: Wrong man page for kill
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: util-linux   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Elliot Lee
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2001-11-28 17:41 UTC by Dylan Martin
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:38 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-11-28 17:41:10 UTC
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Description Dylan Martin 2001-11-28 17:41:04 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.7 [en] (Win98; U)

Description of problem:
The man page for kill describes a -p switch
     -p     Specify that kill should only print the process id (pid) of
              the named processes, and not send any signals.
the kill command does not support -p, and when you run "kill" with no switches is prints this usage
    kill: usage: kill [-s sigspec | -n signum | -sigspec] [pid | job]... or kill -l [sigspec]
which mentions no -p switch

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Steps to Reproduce:
1.man kill


Actual Results:  The features described in the man page differ from those described by kill's usage statement

Expected Results:  They should, like, match.

Additional info:

If I had my whim, I'd like that -p switch to work.  I could use that.  Probably a good reason it's not there though.

Comment 1 Elliot Lee 2002-01-04 21:32:49 UTC

/bin/kill is not the same as the builtin bash 'kill'. The man page is for the
former, 'help kill' is for the latter

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