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  1. JDK
  2. JDK-8217484

java man pages do not mention critical options

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      linux_ubuntu

      Description

      ADDITIONAL SYSTEM INFORMATION :
      I'm running System 76's Pop-OS 18.10 (which is based on Ubuntu) on a 64-bit machine.
      The java version (as reported by java -version) is:
      openjdk version "11.0.1" 2018-10-16
      OpenJDK Runtime Environment (build 11.0.1+13-Ubuntu-2ubuntu1)
      OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 11.0.1+13-Ubuntu-2ubuntu1, mixed mode, sharing)


      A DESCRIPTION OF THE PROBLEM :
      The manual page for the java command do not mention options such as he classpath, module-patth, add-modules, etc. It refers to a section named "Setting the Class Path "
      [with a blank before the quote as shown] but that section does not seem to exist.

      A previous bug mentioned missing classpath documentation, but claimed that this was fixed in Java 9 and above, but it seems to be in Java 11, so I presume it somehow showed up again (possibly someone updating the documentation started with a file in which these options were missing).

      REGRESSION : Last worked in version 11.0.1

      STEPS TO FOLLOW TO REPRODUCE THE PROBLEM :
      type "man java" into a terminal

      EXPECTED VERSUS ACTUAL BEHAVIOR :
      EXPECTED -
      An accurate man page.
      ACTUAL -
      A man page with options missing.

      FREQUENCY : always


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              webbuggrp Webbug Group
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