shutdown man page missing TIME format

Bug #68805 reported by Emmanuel Touzery on 2006-10-28
2
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
upstart
Low
Scott James Remnant (Canonical)
upstart (Ubuntu)
Low
Scott James Remnant (Canonical)

Bug Description

i'm using from time to time the shutdown command to shut down my computer after 2 hours or something like that. but i always follow the syntax. checking the man page for "shutdown" on edgy, i found out that the documentation is incomplete! in dapper, the syntax of the TIME parameter was detailled (+min, hh:mm etc).

in edgy, "man shutdown" mentions the "TIME" parameter, but doesn't detail its syntax (not even the "now" trick). so it's impossible to find out how to use the command if you've never used it with only the documentation provided by ubuntu.

mistyped: "but i always follow the syntax."

I meant "but i always forget the syntax."

Confirmed - it's missing from the upstart man page, but documented in "--help" output (in 0.3)

Changed in sysvinit:
status: Unconfirmed → Rejected
Changed in upstart:
assignee: nobody → keybuk
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
Changed in sysvinit:
assignee: nobody → keybuk
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Rejected → Confirmed
Bertrand LERICHE (bertrand0) wrote :

I'm afraid it is not documented in --help either.
I tried the latest feisty version. Is there any other version ?

There's a newer upstream version that's not in feisty yet -- I've been hoping to get it in "today" for the past week or two :)

Fix committed, thanks

Changed in upstart:
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Changed in upstart:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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