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typo in bash-2.05b manpage


From: Peter Breitenlohner
Subject: typo in bash-2.05b manpage
Date: Wed, 23 Oct 2002 13:08:55 +0200

Configuration Information [Automatically generated, do not change]:
Machine: i686
OS: linux-gnu
Compiler: gcc
Compilation CFLAGS:  -DPROGRAM='bash' -DCONF_HOSTTYPE='i686' 
-DCONF_OSTYPE='linux-gnu' -DCONF_MACHTYPE='i686-pc-linux-gnu' 
-DCONF_VENDOR='pc' -DSHELL -DHAVE_CONFIG_H  -I.  -I../bash-2.05b 
-I../bash-2.05b/include -I../bash-2.05b/lib  -O2
uname output: Linux pcl321 2.4.17 #1 Sat Feb 23 15:19:54 CET 2002 i686 unknown
Machine Type: i686-pc-linux-gnu

Bash Version: 2.05b
Patch Level: 0
Release Status: release

Description:
        Due to a typo one part of the bash manpage is garbled and confusing.

Repeat-By:
        run 'man bash' and search for metacharacters

Fix:
        Apply this patch
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diff -ur bash-2.05b.orig/doc/bash.1 bash-2.05b/doc/bash.1
--- bash-2.05b.orig/doc/bash.1  2002-07-15 21:21:03.000000000 +0200
+++ bash-2.05b/doc/bash.1       2002-10-23 11:15:59.000000000 +0200
@@ -621,7 +621,7 @@
 This is known as a \fIgroup command\fP.
 The return status is the exit status of
 \fIlist\fP.
-Note that unlike the metacharacters \fB(\fP and \fB\)\fP, \fB{\fP and
+Note that unlike the metacharacters \fB(\fP and \fB)\fP, \fB{\fP and
 \fB}\fP are \fIreserved words\fP and must occur where a reserved
 word is permitted to be recognized.  Since they do not cause a word
 break, they must be separated from \fIlist\fP by whitespace.
***************************

regards
Peter Breitenlohner <address@hidden>




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