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Re: "read" builtin: timeout vs. EOF

From: Stephen Gildea
Subject: Re: "read" builtin: timeout vs. EOF
Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2011 08:02:15 -0800

>     The documentation already says "the exit status is greater than
>   128 if the timeout is exceeded" in a couple of places.

Oh, look at that, a mere four lines above the text I quoted.  I guess
I can downgrade this to a documentation request.

>                       Does it really need to be in the help text, which is
>   just a short reminder reference, as well?

I think info about how "read -t" exits should be _moved_ from under
the -t discussion to the Exit Status section.  Right now there is
complete documentation in one place and incomplete documentation in
another place, but if you read the incomplete documentation you don't
know that it's incomplete and you should keep looking.

 < Stephen

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