Subject: bin/5205: ksh manual page formatting ... is not so good in some places.
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: None <cgd@NetBSD.ORG>
Date: 03/25/1998 22:33:22
>Synopsis: ksh manual page formatting ... is not so good in some places.
>Responsible: bin-bug-people (Utility Bug People)
>Arrival-Date: Wed Mar 25 22:35:01 1998
>Originator: Chris G. Demetriou
Kernel Hackers 'r' Us
>Release: NetBSD-current as of Wed Mar 25 21:00:48 PST 1998
System: NetBSD brick.int.demetriou.com 1.3E NetBSD 1.3E (BRICK) #47: Sun Mar 22 15:13:37 PST 1998 email@example.com:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/BRICK i386
The ksh manual page looks ugly, and is badly formatted in
Read the ksh manual page. In particular, 'man ksh' then search
for 'test evaluates the'. Note that the text around there
[ expression ]
test evaluates the expression and returns zero sta-
tus if true, and 1 status if false and greater than
1 if there was an error. It is normally used as
the condition command of if and while statements.
The following basic expressions are available:
str str has non-zero length.
Note that there is the
potential for problems if
str turns out to be an oper-
ator (e.g., -r) - it is gen-
erally better to use a test
[ X"str" != X
quotes are used in
case str contains
spaces or file glob-
While the indentation of the "str has non-zero" bit isn't
great, it turns to downright buggy at "instead". 8-)