Bug 89913 - incorrect information in time(1) man page
Summary: incorrect information in time(1) man page
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: man-pages
Version: 8.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Eido Inoue
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-04-29 18:10 UTC by Malcolm Heath
Modified: 2005-10-31 22:00 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2003-07-31 21:11:41 UTC

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Description Malcolm Heath 2003-04-29 18:10:42 UTC
Description of problem:

The man page of time(1) contains the following incorrect statement:
"When command finishes, time writes a  message  to  standard output  giving
timing statistics about this program run."

This is incorrect.  time writes a message to standard error, not standard output.

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


How reproducible:
Every time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. strace time date
<time output send to filehandle 2>
Actual results:

Expected results:

Additional info:

Comment 1 Florian La Roche 2003-06-03 10:49:08 UTC
I have verified that it writes to standard error, so this should be fixed in
the man-page. Reassigning to the correct rpm (man-pages).

Thanks a lot,

Florian La Roche

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