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Re: systemd ignores / overrides 'shutdown -t' delay?

On 2015-09-12 at 18:36, Jonathan de Boyne Pollard wrote:

> The Wanderer:
>> It's still odd / bothersome that systemd's shutdown would see the
>> unsupported / unrecognized '-t' option and just proceed blithely
>> along, rather than erroring out on the presumption that a mistake
>> may have been made.
> It's an engineering choice, to not break existing scripts and
> documentation that use/give the -t option.  One can understand why
> people would make this choice.

I can certainly see the reasoning, though I'm not sure I wouldn't have
come down on the other side of that decision.

Wouldn't it at least make sense to print a message to the effect of
"warning, ignoring unsupported legacy option '-t'", with possibly a
brief comment about what to use in its place (if anything)? That would
have pointed me in the right direction more easily, I think, although I
still wouldn't have gotten there quickly. (That's on me, though.)

Not erroring out is one thing, but succeeding silently and giving
different (and potentially unexpected) behavior is another.

   The Wanderer

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one
persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all
progress depends on the unreasonable man.         -- George Bernard Shaw

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