Bug 181785 - [patch] Man page for tmpfile() is inconsistent
Summary: [patch] Man page for tmpfile() is inconsistent
Status: Open
Alias: None
Product: Documentation
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Manual Pages (show other bugs)
Version: Latest
Hardware: Any Any
: Normal Affects Only Me
Assignee: freebsd-bugs (Nobody)
Keywords: patch
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-09-03 19:20 UTC by Kevin P. Neal
Modified: 2018-08-05 06:46 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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file.diff (349 bytes, patch)
2013-09-03 19:20 UTC, Kevin P. Neal
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Description Kevin P. Neal 2013-09-03 19:20:01 UTC
The manual page for tmpfile(), which is shared with tmpnam() and tempnam(),
describes how tmpfile() respects the TMPDIR environment variable. It then
later on says:

     TMPDIR  [tempnam() only] If set, the directory in which the temporary
             file is stored.  TMPDIR is ignored for processes for which
             issetugid(2) is true.

Well, if tmpfile() respects TMPDIR then why does it say it doesn't?
Especially since it already went to the trouble of saying it did.

man tmpfile

Scratch head and then check source.

While I'm on the subject, it may be a good idea to change the description
to state that at least some of these functions are part of POSIX. Or,
perhaps just remove the line that states:

     These interfaces are provided from System V and ANSI compatibility only.
Comment 1 Mark Linimon freebsd_committer freebsd_triage 2013-09-03 23:51:22 UTC
Responsible Changed
From-To: freebsd-bugs->freebsd-doc

Comment 2 Eitan Adler freebsd_committer freebsd_triage 2017-12-31 08:00:59 UTC
For bugs matching the following criteria:

Status: In Progress Changed: (is less than) 2014-06-01

Reset to default assignee and clear in-progress tags.

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