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Re: -o option is missing from man page and online docs

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: -o option is missing from man page and online docs
Date: Sun, 29 Aug 2004 16:45:12 -0400
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Moravetz, Clifford wrote:

Configuration Information [Automatically generated, do not change]:

Machine: i686

OS: cygwin

Compiler: i686-pc-cygwin-gcc

Compilation CFLAGS: -DPROGRAM='bash.exe' -DCONF_HOSTTYPE='i686' -DCONF_OSTYPE='cygwin' -DCONF_MACHTYPE='i686-pc-cygwin' -DCONF_VENDOR='pc' -DSHELL -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -DRECYCLES_PIDS -I. -I/home/RLandheer/cygwin-contrib/bash/2.05b-16/bash-2.05b -I/home/RLandheer/cygwin-contrib/bash/2.05b-16/bash-2.05b/include -I/home/RLandheer/cygwin-contrib/bash/2.05b-16/bash-2.05b/lib -O2

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.

The first sentence of the `OPTIONS' section in the manual page reads:

In addition to the single-character shell options documented in the description of the set builtin command, bash interprets the following options when it is invoked:

and goes on to list the options that work only at invocation time.

The `-o optname' option is documented with the `set' builtin.


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