Date:        Wed, 6 May 2020 11:28:42 +0200
    From:        Kamil Rytarowski <>
    Message-ID:  <>

  | While there, we have got a long standing issue with wait.1 man page,

Huh!   I had no idea any such thing existed...  (do you know of any
more bizarre ones like that?)

  | it should be either removed (as the wait(1) program is gone) or adapted
  | with the reality of being a builtin.

Yes, it should.    Was there ever a wait(1) program?   POSIX says there
should be (along with cd umask ulimit ...) but the general feeling here
is that that's just plain stupid...   (and I agree).

I'm not going to right now, as I'm not sure which is the right path
to take - there has been (in the past) some discussion about making
man pages for all of the sh builtins (so one doesn't need to know the
trick of how to find their doc in the sh(1) manpage easily - no idea how
it is done with csh as I stopped using that decades ago).

If we decide to do that, then fixing that page to be rational would
be the right thing to do, if not, then deleting it.

I'll see if I can find out what the likely outcome of a discussion of
that will be (hopefully avoiding actually needing the discission again).
If there's a resolution, I will make it happen.


ps: this one is not quite so important as the librumpuser issue...
And wrt that, I am not (I hope) a total cretin ... I would not have
objected if you had removed the (now) useless variable along with that
one line of code... (but what you did is fine).

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