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Re: [Bug] kill -l 0 outputs T, not EXIT

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: [Bug] kill -l 0 outputs T, not EXIT
Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2016 12:43:26 -0400
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On 9/12/16 11:11 PM, Martijn Dekker wrote:
> The command
>       kill -l 0
> outputs T. I would expect EXIT as T is not a valid signal or
> pseudosignal name. Since T is the last letter of EXIT, I suspect a typo
> somewhere.
> AT&T ksh93 outputs EXIT. pdksh/mksh and zsh output 0 (presumably EXIT is
> not a real signal). dash and yash give a "no such signal number" error.
> All of these seem sensible, but "T" does not.

If you read the Posix description of `kill -l', the dash and yash behavior
seems the most conformant.

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