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The following reply was made to PR standards/40554; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Alan Barrett <apb%cequrux.com@localhost>
Subject: Re: standards/40554
Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2009 23:28:54 +0200
On Thu, 05 Feb 2009, Robert Elz wrote:
> | > So, what's incorrect about the current wording?
> I assumed that he meant that the man page says (simplified)
> "duplicate stdout to n2" which kind of suggests dup2(1,n2)
> whereas what really happens is dup2(n2,1).
We could say "redirect file descriptor n1 to a duplicate of file
--apb (Alan Barrett)
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