Bug#43773: dpkg: purge and remove options make a pause, then parse arguments
>>"Ben" == Ben Collins <email@example.com> writes:
Ben> I agree with the rest of this, but making a short, easy option
Ben> to purge a package is bad. If you accidentally -r a package, it
Ben> can be easily fixed with a reinstall and all configuration files
Ben> will be kept. If you accidentally --purge, then you could have
Ben> some problems. Force people to know exactly what they are doing
Ben> in this extreme instance.
This does not seem to follow the rest of the UNIX
philosophy. By the same token, rm, fsck, restore, dd, et all should
be horrendously hard to use.
Protecting users from themselves, not making things convenient
because they are too dangerous leads one to Windows. I am not
convinced that this is the right path.
If anger is not restrained, it is frequently more hurtful to us, than
the injury that provokes it. -- Seneca
Manoj Srivastava <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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