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From: Jeff King <peff@peff.net>
To: Johannes Schindelin <Johannes.Schindelin@gmx.de>
Cc: Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <avarab@gmail.com>,
	mhagger@alum.mit.edu, Git Mailing List <git@vger.kernel.org>,
	Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>,
	dnj@google.com, prohaska@zib.de, john@keeping.me.uk,
	stanhu@gmail.com, richardc@unixbeard.net,
	Joey Hess <id@joeyh.name>
Subject: Re: [RFC/PATCH 0/5] stop installing old libexec aliases like "git-init"
Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2018 11:06:56 -0500
Message-ID: <20181122160656.GB28192@sigill.intra.peff.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <nycvar.QRO.7.76.6.1811221344360.41@tvgsbejvaqbjf.bet>

On Thu, Nov 22, 2018 at 01:48:53PM +0100, Johannes Schindelin wrote:

> > So it's maybe do-able, but not quite as trivial as one might hope.
> 
> A trivial alternative would be to recommend adding a man page for
> 3rd-party git-<tool>s.
> 
> In other words, as soon as `git-sizer` is accompanied by `git-sizer.1` in
> one of the appropriate locations, it is set.

Yes, it would be nice if everything did ship with a manpage.
Unfortunately that complicates installation, where the installation for
many such tools is "save this file to your $PATH".

Tools like git-sizer may be getting big and popular enough to merit the
extra infrastructure, but I think there are many smaller scripts which
don't.

> FWIW I do have a couple of scripts I use that I install into
> `$HOME/bin/git-<tool>`. Although, granted, I essentially switched to
> aliases for most of them, where the aliases still call a script that is
> checked out in some folder in my home directory. The reason: this works in
> more circumstances, as I do not have to add `$HOME/bin` to the `PATH`,
> say, in PowerShell.
> 
> So YMMV with git-<tool>s. My rule of thumb is: if I want to use this
> myself only, I'll make it an alias. If I want to ship it (e.g. with Git
> for Windows), I'll make it a git-<tool>.

I have a handful of personal git-* scripts: mostly ones that are big
enough to be unwieldy as an alias. But then, $PATH management is pretty
straightforward on my platforms, so it's easier to drop a script there
than to point an alias to a non-git-* script.

-Peff

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Thread overview: 53+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-03-06 23:34 What's cooking in git.git (Mar 2018, #02; Tue, 6) Junio C Hamano
2018-03-07 12:34 ` Johannes Schindelin
2018-03-08  9:22   ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-03-08 13:12     ` Daniel Jacques
2018-03-13 12:36       ` Why don't we symlink libexec/git-core/* to bin/git? Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-03-13 18:36         ` Junio C Hamano
2018-03-13 19:32           ` Randall S. Becker
2018-03-13 20:39           ` [PATCH 0/3] Makefile: add a INSTALL_SYMLINKS option Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-03-13 20:39           ` [PATCH 1/3] Makefile: fix broken bindir_relative variable Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-03-13 20:39           ` [PATCH 2/3] Makefile: add a gitexecdir_relative variable Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-03-13 20:39           ` [PATCH 3/3] Makefile: optionally symlink libexec/git-core binaries to bin/git Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-03-14  7:20             ` Johannes Sixt
2018-03-14 10:14               ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-03-14 17:21                 ` Linus Torvalds
2018-03-15 17:05                   ` Johannes Schindelin
2018-03-15 17:42                     ` Linus Torvalds
2018-03-16 11:48                       ` Johannes Schindelin
2018-03-16 12:43                         ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-03-19 11:34                           ` Johannes Schindelin
2018-03-19 21:21                             ` Linus Torvalds
2018-11-02 22:37                           ` [RFC/PATCH 0/5] stop installing old libexec aliases like "git-init" Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-11-03  1:17                             ` Junio C Hamano
2018-11-05 11:36                               ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-11-12 13:33                             ` Johannes Schindelin
2018-11-16 10:38                             ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-11-16 16:00                               ` Michael Haggerty
2018-11-16 19:22                                 ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-11-17  6:39                                   ` Jeff King
2018-11-22 12:48                                     ` Johannes Schindelin
2018-11-22 16:06                                       ` Jeff King [this message]
2018-11-23 11:19                                         ` Johannes Schindelin
2018-11-02 22:37                           ` [RFC/PATCH 1/5] Makefile: move long inline shell loops in "install" into helper Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-11-04  1:09                             ` Eric Sunshine
2018-11-12 14:03                             ` Johannes Schindelin
2018-11-12 14:42                               ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-11-12 16:32                                 ` Johannes Schindelin
2018-11-16 10:32                                   ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-11-02 22:37                           ` [RFC/PATCH 2/5] Makefile: conform some of the code to our coding standards Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-11-02 22:37                           ` [RFC/PATCH 3/5] Makefile: stop hiding failures during "install" Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-11-02 22:37                           ` [RFC/PATCH 4/5] Makefile: add NO_INSTALL_SYMLINKS_FALLBACK switch Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-11-04  1:01                             ` Eric Sunshine
2018-11-02 22:37                           ` [RFC/PATCH 5/5] Makefile: Add a NO_INSTALL_BUILTIN_EXECDIR_ALIASES flag Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-11-04  1:04                             ` Eric Sunshine
2018-11-12 14:14                             ` Johannes Schindelin
2018-03-15 17:03               ` [PATCH 3/3] Makefile: optionally symlink libexec/git-core binaries to bin/git Johannes Schindelin
2018-03-14 10:18         ` Why don't we symlink libexec/git-core/* to bin/git? Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-03-14 16:07           ` Junio C Hamano
2018-03-15 17:16             ` Johannes Schindelin
2018-03-16 17:29               ` Duy Nguyen
2018-03-30  8:59                 ` Johannes Schindelin
2018-03-09  6:15 ` What's cooking in git.git (Mar 2018, #02; Tue, 6) Martin Ågren
2018-03-09  9:54   ` Duy Nguyen
2018-03-09 17:19   ` Junio C Hamano

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