Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 596934
Pedantic: "/bin/kill" does not accept concatenated option-argument
Last modified: 2012-08-16 18:04:17 EDT
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
"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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(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.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 14 development cycle.
Changing version to '14'.
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