Bug 596934 - Pedantic: "/bin/kill" does not accept concatenated option-argument
Summary: Pedantic: "/bin/kill" does not accept concatenated option-argument
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: util-linux-ng   
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Version: 14
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Karel Zak
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2010-05-27 19:12 UTC by David Tonhofer
Modified: 2012-08-16 22:04 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2012-08-16 22:04:14 UTC
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Description David Tonhofer 2010-05-27 19:12:42 UTC
Description of problem:

This syntax does not work:

   $ kill -s0 24681
   bash: kill: s0: invalid signal specification

But this one does:

   $ kill -s 0 24681

According to:


"Notwithstanding the preceding requirements on conforming applications, a conforming implementation shall permit an application to specify options and option-arguments as a single argument or as separate arguments whether or not a <space> is shown on the synopsis line, except in those cases (marked with the XSI portability warning) where an option-argument is optional and no separation can be used."

Something for upstream, I guess.

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Comment 1 Karel Zak 2010-06-17 09:32:15 UTC
(In reply to comment #0)
> This syntax does not work:
>    $ kill -s0 24681
>    bash: kill: s0: invalid signal specification

 Yes, you're right.

> Something for upstream, I guess.

 Definitely yes, I'll reassign this bug to Fedora. I think it's not serious enough to be fixed in RHEL5. Thanks.

Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2010-07-30 11:43:54 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 14 development cycle.
Changing version to '14'.

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