Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 97850
ppp-watch usage output and manpage synopsis are inconsistent
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:37:03 EDT
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Description of problem:
The command-line help for ppp-watch and the manpage for it have inconsistent
descriptions of ppp-watch's command line options.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run "/sbin/ppp-watch" and read the usage output. (I know you're not supposed
to do this unless you're ifup-ppp, but just bear with me here.)
2. Run "man ppp-watch" and read the first few lines.
[root@i5000e root]# ppp-watch
usage: ppp-watch [ifcfg-]<logical-name> [boot]
[root@i5000e root]# man ppp-watch
ppp-watch - daemon to make PPP interfaces act more like other inter-
ppp-watch interface-name [boot]
The "usage" and "SYNOPSIS" shouldn't be *this* different:
1. Is it an interface-name or a logical-name? (And what *is* a logical-name, for
2. Is the "ifcfg-" prefix permissible? (AFAICT it seems to be, so if that's the
case, then it's the manpage that needs to be updated.)
Consistent documentation for ppp-watch might help me figure out what's going on
with bug 97845 (and therefore might help me fix it).
This is still the case in initscripts 7.25-1
Actually, I think the usage: is wrong. Fixed in 7.31-1.
Strike that, this is all sorts of wrong. Piggybacking this on another flame.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 85447 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.