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Bug#850802: Add s= as a command-line alias for url=https://

On Sat, Feb 04, 2017 at 02:46:46AM +0100, Cyril Brulebois wrote:
> Hi,
> Josh Triplett <josh@joshtriplett.org> (2017-01-10):
> > Package: preseed
> > Severity: wishlist
> > Tags: patch
> > 
> > The attached patch adds s= as a command-line alias for url=https://
> > 
> > url=example.org will assume "http://example.org";, but specifying an https:// URL
> > requires typing out url=https://example.org .  Add an alias s= , mapping
> > to the template preseed/https_url, which assumes https:// instead; this
> > shortens the kernel command-line parameter to s=example.org .
> Just as a comment while going through my debian-boot/ folder: This seems
> too short/not descriptive enough to me.

Do you mean the name "s"?  "short" was the primary intent here, since
this serves as an alias; making it longer would defeat the purpose.  I
intended 's' to stand for "secure" (and "seed").

Do you have an alternate suggestion that you consider more evocative of
its purpose, without defeating that purpose?

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