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Bug 601642

Summary: sys-apps/portage: the man pages do not document the return status codes of commands
Product: Portage Development Reporter: G.Wolfe Woodbury <redwolfe>
Component: DocumentationAssignee: Portage team <dev-portage>
Status: UNCONFIRMED ---    
Severity: enhancement CC: gentoo
Priority: Normal    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

Description G.Wolfe Woodbury 2016-12-05 06:34:55 UTC
ebuild(1) and emerge(1) [and probably others] do not document the return status codes (i.e. "$?") provided by portage.  Can the appropriate section be added to the
portage man pages?

Furthermore, perhaps there should be a few more return codes implemented to allow shells to report better "error" conditions when driving portage commands.

Reproducible: Always