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[Bug 446294] incorrect exit from 'ls'



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--- Comment #16 from Jim Meyering <meyering redhat com>  2008-10-13 15:08:53 EDT ---
Greg,

The man page should be updated, since it is generated from the output of ls
--help, and since the patch updated ls's usage function, maybe your man page is
out of date:

$ ./ls --help|tail -8
Exit status:
0 if OK,
1 if minor problems (e.g., failure to access a file or directory not
  specified as a command line argument
2 if serious trouble (e.g., memory exhausted, invalid option or failure
  to access a file or directory specified as a command line argument).

so you should definitely have the right content.
Hmm... but looking at the generated man page, I saw ugly formatting.
So I've just checked in another change to fix that.  Here's what I see now:

$ nroff -man man/ls.1|grep -B1 -A7 'if OK'
   Exit status:
       0      if OK,

       1      if  minor  problems (e.g., failure to access a file or directory
              not specified as a command line argument,

       2      if serious trouble (e.g., memory exhausted,  invalid  option  or
              failure  to  access  a  file or directory specified as a command
              line argument).

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