Bug 69995 - nice -n 8 produces erroneous result in tcsh
nice -n 8 produces erroneous result in tcsh
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: sh-utils (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: wdovlrrw
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2002-07-28 06:50 EDT by Scott R. Godin
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:44 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-07-28 06:50:58 EDT
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Description Scott R. Godin 2002-07-28 06:50:54 EDT
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Description of problem:
 nice -n 8 /usr/bin/mrtg /etc/mrtg/mrtg.cfg

nice: Badly formed number.

nice --help

nice: Badly formed number.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
2.nice --help
3.nice -n 8 /usr/bin/mrtg /etc/mrtg/mrtg.cfg


Actual Results:  nice: Badly formed number.

Expected Results:  should have adjusted priority accordingly

Additional info:

works as expected under bash/sh/zsh

not sure whether this is tcsh specific or not, renice works normally under tcsh.
I use tcsh 100% of the time, by personal preference, and this is the first
instance of finding a stock command that doesn't work as expected in 6 months of
daily usage of 7.2
Comment 1 Scott R. Godin 2002-07-28 07:07:25 EDT
bleh, as it turns out, nice is also a tcsh builtin and this wasn't /bin/nice
misbehaving, as further investigation discovered. *sigh* ah well, one less thing
to worry about.

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