[Bug 227706] document that file(1) succeeds when the file doesn't exist

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Date: Fri, 06 Oct 2023 14:13:39 UTC

Benedict Reuschling <bcr@FreeBSD.org> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|New                         |Closed
         Resolution|---                         |Overcome By Events
                 CC|                            |bcr@FreeBSD.org

--- Comment #3 from Benedict Reuschling <bcr@FreeBSD.org> ---
The EXIT STATUS section on current file(1) versions includes this:

     file will exit with 0 if the operation was successful or >0 if an error
     was encountered.  The following errors cause diagnostic messages, but
     don't affect the program exit code (as POSIX requires), unless -E is
           •   A file cannot be found
           •   There is no permission to read a file
           •   The file type cannot be determined

I think that covers the issue of this PR. Thanks for submitting it, it was
fixed in the meantime. Sorry it took so long to close it.

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