Bug 193263 - ntpq(8) has some spelling mistakes
Summary: ntpq(8) has some spelling mistakes
Status: Closed Overcome By Events
Alias: None
Product: Documentation
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Manual Pages (show other bugs)
Version: Latest
Hardware: Any Any
: --- Affects Many People
Assignee: Mark Linimon
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-09-02 20:51 UTC by dave
Modified: 2020-08-15 03:45 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description dave 2014-09-02 20:51:38 UTC
The documentation for ntpq(8), both web and disk, has some irritating spelling mistakes in the section under "Tally Codes".

"outlier" is spelled as "outlyer" twice.

"candidate" is spelled as "candidat".

I have flagged this as "Affects Many People" because there's probably quite a few pedantic people like me around.


-- Dave
Comment 1 Dru Lavigne freebsd_committer 2015-07-25 20:02:51 UTC
Thanks, Dave. After asking the upstream ntpq(8) maintainer, I created the following bug report in their system so it can be fixed: http://bugs.ntp.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2886. I've added cy@ to the cc list so he can close this report once the upstream changes have made it into FreeBSD.
Comment 2 Harlan Stenn 2015-07-26 03:46:25 UTC
"outlier" seems to be the correct spelling according to the sources I checked.

In the current codebase, "candidate" is the spelling that is there.

H (for ntp.org/nwtime.org)