Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 56841
Wrong man page for kill
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:38:28 EDT
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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:
Actual Results: The features described in the man page differ from those described by kill's usage statement
Expected Results: They should, like, match.
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.
/bin/kill is not the same as the builtin bash 'kill'. The man page is for the
former, 'help kill' is for the latter