docs/100196: commit references a PR

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The following reply was made to PR docs/100196; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: dfilter at FreeBSD.ORG (dfilter service)
To: bug-followup at
Subject: Re: docs/100196: commit references a PR
Date: Sun, 27 Oct 2013 04:59:25 +0000 (UTC)

 Author: eadler
 Date: Sun Oct 27 04:59:18 2013
 New Revision: 257205
   Mention in login.conf.5 which fields may be infinite and how to specifify infinity.
   The number of ways to indicate this confuses people.
   PR:		docs/100196
   Reported by:	"Dr. Markus Waldeck" <waldeck at>
   Reported by:	Jamie Landeg Jones <jamie.landeg.jones at>
 Modified: head/lib/libutil/login.conf.5
 --- head/lib/libutil/login.conf.5	Sun Oct 27 04:49:40 2013	(r257204)
 +++ head/lib/libutil/login.conf.5	Sun Oct 27 04:59:18 2013	(r257205)
 @@ -130,6 +130,7 @@ tag being delimited from the value by '=
  Whichever method is used, then all records in the database must use the
  same method to allow values to be correctly overridden in interpolated
 +A numeric value may be infinite.
  .It size
  A number which expresses a size.
  The default interpretation of a value is the number of bytes, but a
 @@ -148,6 +149,7 @@ represents terabytes.
  A size value is a numeric quantity and case of the suffix is not significant.
  Concatenated values are added together.
 +A size value may be infinite.
  .It time
  A period of time, by default in seconds.
  A prefix may specify a different unit:
 @@ -168,8 +170,16 @@ the number of seconds.
  Concatenated values are added together.
  For example, 2 hours and 40 minutes may be written either as
  9600s, 160m or 2h40m.
 +A time value may be infinite.
 +.Dq infinity ,
 +.Dq inf ,
 +.Dq unlimited ,
 +.Dq unlimit,
 +and -1
 +are considered infinite values.
  The usual convention to interpolate capability entries using the special
  .Em tc=value
  notation may be used.
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