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Superuser and root in man pages
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Superuser and root in man pages
- From: Said Outgajjouft <saidout_(_at_)_tripnet_(_dot_)_se>
- Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2004 14:51:48 +0100
Some man pages uses the superuser will other uses root (example arp(8)
uses superuser and ppp(8) uses root). And some uses both like in the
ping(8) "-l preload" flag uses root and "-f" flag uses superuser.
Of course this synonym between root and superuser is an accepted standard
in the Unix world but it's always nice when the documentation is
consistent in its use of terminology.
I am currently using OpenBSD 4.2 so this may have been fixed in the man
pages or maybe this is not an issue at all.
I also want to come with a suggestion to the man pages.
I would like to have a section in the man pages (when appropriated of
course) that state which users and groups that have the right to
write/read/execute the file or programs explained in the man page. The
permission rights given in the man page should of course apply to a
default OpenBSD installation.
So from a newbie keep up the good work!
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