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Bug 161462 - renice does not behave as documented: does not parse POSIX -n option correctly
Summary: renice does not behave as documented: does not parse POSIX -n option correctly
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 161321
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: man-pages
Version: rawhide
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jiri Ryska
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-06-23 15:59 UTC by Robin Green
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
0 users

Fixed In Version: man-pages-2.05-1
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2005-07-14 08:24:12 UTC

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Description Robin Green 2005-06-23 15:59:10 UTC
Description of problem:
The POSIX man page for renice, i.e. /usr/share/man/man1p/renice.1p.gz
which is from the man-pages package, is displayed when I type "man renice". But
the supplied version of "renice" does not work as documented in the POSIX man
page - it does not parse the -n option.

So, either the POSIX man page should not be displayed when typing "man renice",
or the version of renice supplied should be modified to process the -n option

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Substitute a PID of a running process into this command:
renice -n 10 -p 5806
Actual results:
renice: 10: getpriority: No such process
5806: old priority 10, new priority 0
(Comment: 10 seems to be interpreted as a PID, not as a renice increment.)

Expected results:
5806: old priority 0, new priority 10

Additional info:
Workaround: omit -n

Comment 1 Robin Green 2005-06-23 16:01:15 UTC
Sorry, the "actual results" should read:

renice: 10: getpriority: No such process
5806: old priority 0, new priority 0

Comment 2 Karel Zak 2005-07-12 09:40:11 UTC
Hmm.. you're right. We have duplicate man page for the renice command:

Comment 3 Karel Zak 2005-07-12 09:45:26 UTC
man 1p renice  <-- wrong, from man-pages package
man 8 renice   <-- correct, from util-linux package

I think the version from man-pages should be removed.

Comment 4 Jiri Ryska 2005-07-14 08:24:12 UTC
The wrong version from man-pages was removed in man-pages-2.05-1. `man renice`
now show correct man page from util-linux package.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 161321 ***

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