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Re: Bug#295328: general: Help messages to stderr should be banned

On Tue, 15 Feb 2005 10:19:12 +0100
md@Linux.IT (Marco d'Itri) wrote:

> On Feb 15, Justin Pryzby <justinpryzby@users.sf.net> wrote:
> > I suppose I will start filing minor bugs against packages that do
> > this.  I'd like to hear other people's opinions, though.  (It occurs
> > to me that help output to stderr is arguably appropriate if an
> > invalid option is given).  Part of the problem is that its fairly
> > depressing
> WTF? This is a long-time UNIX tradition, I'd summarily close such a
> bug opened on one of my packages.

  Indeed, that's the only way people bothers to learn the 2>&1|pager
mantra ;-)
  Ricardo Mones Lastra - mones@aic.uniovi.es
  Centro de Inteligencia Artificial, Universidad de Oviedo en Gijon
  33271 Asturias, SPAIN. - http://www.aic.uniovi.es/mones

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