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Date:      Fri, 16 Oct 2009 20:59:18 -0600 (MDT)
From:      Warren Block <>
To:        Bob Hall <>
Cc:        PJ <>, Polytropon <>, "" <>
Subject:   Re: I hate to bitch but bitch I must
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In-Reply-To: <20091017000439.GA25910@stainmore>
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On Fri, 16 Oct 2009, Bob Hall wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 16, 2009 at 07:27:42PM -0400, PJ wrote:
>>>> BUGS
>>>> This utility should work on active file systems.
> I'm a native English speaker, and the manual makes perfect sense to me.
> It's very clear to me that since the statement is in the BUGS section,
> it means that the utility should, but doesn't. Since it follows a
> statement that the utility doesn't, the meaning is unambiguous.

I understand it, but see ambiguity in the word "should".  Easy enough to 

This utility does not work on active file systems.

Now here's my challenge to PJ: use send-pr(1) or the web PR interface at to submit this as a doc bug report.

That's how FreeBSD gets better, and how you help the next person in the 
same situation.

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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