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Re: Debug output etc, cluttering the terminal

On Sat, 14 Aug 2010 19:59:50 +0200
Michael Welle <mwe012008@gmx.net> wrote:

> what is the reason that many applications clutter the terminal with
> output that is obvisously debug output? 

It's debug output, it is useful when debugging and you need the output,
e.g. when fixing bugs and the user can just be asked to run the command
from the terminal and post the output to help in debugging the bug
report. Generally, the debug output for a particular release tends to
reflect the issues which upstream were working on most intensively
before that release and therefore can have a direct impact on the
likelihood of new bugs or regressions in old bugs.

It's not clutter. If you don't want to see it, run the command and
redirect stderr.


Neil Williams

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