|Subject:||-o option is missing from man page and online docs|
|Date:||Sat, 28 Aug 2004 09:41:45 -0700|
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uname output: CYGWIN_NT-5.1 sb-moravetz 1.5.6(0.108/3/2) 2004-01-19 00:43 i686 unknown unknown Cygwin
Machine Type: i686-pc-cygwin
Bash Version: 2.05b
Patch Level: 0
Release Status: release
The bash man page does not describe the -o (lowercase oh)
command line option for bash. I discovered this option by
accident when I was experimenting with the -O (uppercase oh)
and accidently used the wrong case.
I've checked your website and haven't been able to find
anything about the -o option there in the man page.
Section 6.1 of the Bash Reference Manual does indicate
there is a -o option in the command line syntax description,
but there is no description of what it does as there is
for the -O option.
* Enter a "bash -o" command to start a subshell and list
the shopt option settings.
* Note that the list of options given are not for
the shopt builtin command, but for the set builtin
* Run a "man bash" command to find out what the -o
* Note the -O option is documented, but not the -o option.
Add -o to the command line syntax to the bash man page.
Add a description for the -o option to both the man page
and the Bash Reference manual that's similar to the option
description for the -O option, with the difference being
that -o is an interface to the set builtin command.
Also, it would be nice to indicate somewhere that the
first group of options (the -abefhkmnptuvxdBCDHP group)
are the same options as for the set builting command.
Clifford V. Moravetz
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