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Date:      Thu, 22 Oct 2020 23:47:04 +0200
From:      =?UTF-8?Q?Fernando_Apestegu=C3=ADa?= <fernando.apesteguia@gmail.com>
To:        Ottavio Caruso <ottavio2006-usenet2012@yahoo.com>
Cc:        FreeBSD Questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: What are "who parameters"? (man 8 renice)
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On Thu, Oct 22, 2020 at 9:02 PM Ottavio Caruso via freebsd-questions <
freebsd-questions@freebsd.org> wrote:

> Can manual pages be more arcane and esoteric than this?
>
> % man 8 renice
>
> https://man.bsd.lv/FreeBSD-12.0/renice
>
> "The following who parameters are interpreted as ..."
>
> "-g
>      Force who parameters to be interpreted as process group ID's."
>
> "-u
>      Force the who parameters to be interpreted as user names or user ID's"
>
> "who" is underlined. Is it an acronym? I've seen this mentioned only in
> this man page on FreeBSD and NetBSD.
>

I would say it has the same interpretation as in chmod(1).


>
> The OpenBSD manual page seems to to be saner:
> https://man.bsd.lv/renice
>
> --
> Ottavio Caruso
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