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From: Michael Kerrisk <mtk.manpages@gmail.com>
To: mtk.manpages@gmail.com, Karel Zak <kzak@redhat.com>
Cc: util-linux@vger.kernel.org
Subject: [PATCH 5/9] Manual pages: nsenter.1: clarify the intro discussion
Date: Sat, 23 May 2020 08:43:21 +0200
Message-ID: <20200523064325.78491-5-mtk.manpages@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200523064325.78491-1-mtk.manpages@gmail.com>

The intro paragraph talks about entering the namespace of other
processes. That's not quite accurate, since nsenter can be used (via
a bind mount) to enter a namespace that has no member processes.  So
rework NAME and the intro paragraph in DESCRIPTION to remove mention
of "processes".

Signed-off-by: Michael Kerrisk <mtk.manpages@gmail.com>
---
 sys-utils/nsenter.1 | 11 ++++++++---
 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/sys-utils/nsenter.1 b/sys-utils/nsenter.1
index ea924f909..147137bd8 100644
--- a/sys-utils/nsenter.1
+++ b/sys-utils/nsenter.1
@@ -1,14 +1,19 @@
 .TH NSENTER 1 "June 2013" "util-linux" "User Commands"
 .SH NAME
-nsenter \- run program with namespaces of other processes
+nsenter \- run program in different namespaces
 .SH SYNOPSIS
 .B nsenter
 [options]
 .RI [ program
 .RI [ arguments ]]
 .SH DESCRIPTION
-Enters the namespaces of one or more other processes and then executes the specified
-\fIprogram\fP. If \fIprogram\fP is not given, then ``${SHELL}'' is run (default: /bin\:/sh).
+The
+.B nsenter
+command executes
+.I program
+in the namespace(s) that are specified in the command-line options
+(described below).
+If \fIprogram\fP is not given, then ``${SHELL}'' is run (default: /bin\:/sh).
 .PP
 Enterable namespaces are:
 .TP
-- 
2.26.2


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Thread overview: 13+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-05-23  6:43 [PATCH 1/9] Manual pages: nsenter.1, unshare.1: update references to *_namespaces(7) pages Michael Kerrisk
2020-05-23  6:43 ` [PATCH 2/9] Manual pages: nsenter.1, unshare.1: add a reference to time_namespaces(7) Michael Kerrisk
2020-05-23  6:43 ` [PATCH 3/9] Manual pages: nsenter.1, unshare.1: remove repeated references to clone(2) Michael Kerrisk
2020-05-23  6:43 ` [PATCH 4/9] Manual pages: unshare.1: improve intro paragraphs Michael Kerrisk
2020-05-23  6:43 ` Michael Kerrisk [this message]
2020-05-23  6:43 ` [PATCH 6/9] Manual pages: nsenter.1: note that 'file' can be a bind mount Michael Kerrisk
2020-05-23  6:43 ` [PATCH 7/9] Manual pages: unshare.1: fix examples, part 1 Michael Kerrisk
2020-05-23  6:43 ` [PATCH 8/9] Manual pages: unshare.1: fix examples, part 2 Michael Kerrisk
2020-05-23  6:43 ` [PATCH 9/9] Manual pages: unshare.1: fix examples, part 3 Michael Kerrisk
2020-05-25 12:17 ` [PATCH 1/9] Manual pages: nsenter.1, unshare.1: update references to *_namespaces(7) pages Karel Zak
2020-05-25 13:13   ` Michael Kerrisk (man-pages)
2020-05-26  8:50     ` Karel Zak
2020-05-27 12:37       ` Michael Kerrisk (man-pages)

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