Subject: bin/4246: ping(8) contains two different descriptions of -R option
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Date: 10/09/1997 06:13:21
>Synopsis: ping(8) contains two different descriptions of -R option
>Responsible: bin-bug-people (Utility Bug People)
>Arrival-Date: Thu Oct 9 05:35:03 1997
>Originator: Jim Bernard
Speaking for myself
>Release: October 8, 1997
System: NetBSD zoo 1.2G NetBSD 1.2G (ZOO) #0: Sat Jul 19 12:48:58 MDT 1997 jim@zoo:/jaz/home/local/compile/sys/arch/i386/compile/ZOO i386
ping(8) contains two different descriptions of the -R option:
-R Record route. Includes the RECORD_ROUTE option in the
ECHO_REQUEST packet and displays the route buffer on returned
packets. Note that the IP header is only large enough for nine
such routes. Many hosts ignore or discard this option.
-R Record Route. Includes the RECORD_ROUTE option in the ECHO_RE-
QUEST packet and displays the route buffer on returned packets.
Note that the IP header is only large enough for eight such
routes, and only six when using the -g option. Many hosts ignore
or discard this option.
One of these precedes the description of "-r" and one follows it.
Left as an exercise for the reader.
Figure out which is correct and delete the other one. Also, make
a consistent choice throughout as to whether capitalized options
should precede or follow lower-case options (this is not handled
consistently elsewhere in this man page). BTW: This should probably
be standardized for all man pages.