Where is documentation on bash "wait"?

Eric Blake ebb9@byu.net
Sat Oct 15 21:11:00 GMT 2005

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According to Bas van Gompel on 10/15/2005 2:46 PM:
> Did /you/ try it?

Yes, as bash maintainer, I /did/ try it.  However, I didn't realize that
there was a typo in the upstream bash_builtins.1 manpage; I just supposed
that the text that was there was all it needed - thanks for catching that,
and I will forward it upstream.

> It complains about not finding bash.1.

I haven't seen man complain - I wonder what your setup is that got a
complaint about the typo in the .so?

> Do you have a copy of bash.1 lying around somewhere?

cygwin man pages are purposefully compressed, so it should be bash.1.gz.

> To get this to work as I think it is intended, I need to:
> For some reason it doesn't work with a gzipped bash.1.
> (A bug in man? It looks like it doesn't gunzip in this case.)

Yes, man could be improved to follow .so that have alternate extensions
(so that .so man1/bash.1 follows man1/bash.1.gz) - you may want to report
that to the upstream man list.

Meanwhile, I've corrected my local copy of bash to work in spite of the
cygwin gzipping; the next bash release will have the slick trick of inline
referencing to the bash builtins section, thanks to your patch pointing
that out to me.

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