Subject: standards/14702: xargs man page lies
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Date: 11/24/2001 00:14:26
>Number:         14702
>Category:       standards
>Synopsis:       xargs man page lies
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    standards-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Fri Nov 23 21:15:00 PST 2001
>Originator:     Perry E. Metzger
>Release:        NetBSD-current Nov 24, 2001
Perry E. Metzger
"Ask not what your country can force other people to do for you..."
System: NetBSD 1.5Y NetBSD 1.5Y (SNARK) #0: Wed Oct 17 11:56:10 EDT 2001 perry@alchemist:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/SNARK i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386
	The xargs man page mentions a -I option at the top, but gives
	no further mention of it in the rest of the docs. This option
	is not implemented in the code. -I is documented, however, in
	SuS2, along with a number of other options we do not implement
	that we probably should to be standards conformant.
	See, for example:
	man xargs, vi the code, look at the web page above
	Probably someone should start with the Austin Group document
	and implement whatever it requires of xargs, then document it.