[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: false --help vs. false --version

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: false --help vs. false --version
Date: Thu, 03 Apr 2003 15:10:54 +0200

Paul Eggert <address@hidden> wrote:
> I love poking sticks into hornets' nests, so I can't resist mentioning
> that coreutils "true" sometimes returns false:


>    $ ./true --version >&-
>    ./true: write error: Bad file number
>    $ echo $?
>    1
> This is not a POSIX conformance issue, since "true" always returns
> true if POSIXLY_CORRECT is set; still, perhaps true's exit-status
> behavior should either be documented (if it's what's desired) or
> changed (if not).

Thanks for finding that.

I'm inclined to leave the behavior as it is and document that
`true --version' can fail.

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]