Minimal skills

Polytropon freebsd at
Fri Jun 5 22:44:15 UTC 2020

On Fri, 5 Jun 2020 16:32:24 -0600, Brandon helsley wrote:
> Thanks, I'll get to it and be back in a while and every so often
> to ask questions about FreeBSD.

Allow me to add a little illustration (again simplified, but
probably still worth a pointer):

Recently a bug was reported that the manpage of the awk program
mentions the -V option, but the awk program doesn't support it;
instead it supports --version, which is not in the manpage.

There are now basically two solutions to resolve the bug:

a) change the manpage to reflect the existing behaviour of awk
   (requires ability to edit manpage, roff/mdoc format)

b) change the awk source to accept the -V option as per manpage
   (requires ability to edit C program)

If you are interested in what bugs currently exist on FreeBSD
and need to be solved, you can use the freebsd-bugs@ mailing
list as well as the bug tracker for a good overview.


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