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  2. JDK-8192979

jshell tool: Online help text for commands is confusing

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: P3
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 10
    • Fix Version/s: 10
    • Component/s: tools
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    • Resolved In Build:
      b36

      Description

      Entering /help /exit from within jshell gives the
      following:

      |
      | /exit
      |
      | Leave the jshell tool. No work is saved.
      | Save any work before using this command
      |
      | /exit
      | Leave the jshell tool. The exit status is zero.
      |
      | /exit <integer-expression-snippet>
      | Evaluate the snippet. If the snippet fails or is not an integer
      expression,
      | display the error. Otherwise leave the jshell tool with the
      | value of the expression as the exit status

      It looks like there are two different descriptions for /exit with no
      argument, which is confusing. Formatting needs to be cleaned up to make it clear what happens with and without an argument.

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              • Assignee:
                rfield Robert Field
                Reporter:
                jgordon Joni Gordon
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