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Bug 89913 - incorrect information in time(1) man page
incorrect information in time(1) man page
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: man-pages (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Eido Inoue
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2003-04-29 14:10 EDT by Malcolm Heath
Modified: 2005-10-31 17:00 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: 1.58-1
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Last Closed: 2003-07-31 17:11:41 EDT
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Description Malcolm Heath 2003-04-29 14:10:42 EDT
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.

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How reproducible:
Every time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. strace time date
<time output send to filehandle 2>
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Comment 1 Florian La Roche 2003-06-03 06:49:08 EDT
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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