Originally Posted by GazL
On my slackware box the page is in section 2, system call not library function, though a simple 'man wait' without any section pops it straight up.
Thanks. I didn't pay enough attention to the meanings of the sections in man.
Google led me to believe it was in section 3.
Simply using man wait
on any of my systems pulls up only the BASH_BUILTINS wait in section 1.
man 3 wait
doesn't work for me (despite what I got from google). But man 2 wait
(based on the info you just provided) works.
I wasn't suggesting you were wrong to tell the OP to read the man page without telling him how. I was just guessing at why he might have failed to follow that suggestion then asked a follow-up question that was answered by that man page.