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From: Eric Wong <>
To: Kyle Meyer <>
Subject: Re: does "lei q" --format/-f need to exist?
Date: Fri, 19 Feb 2021 11:13:34 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20210219111334.GA25690@dcvr> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

Kyle Meyer <> wrote:
> Eric Wong writes:
> > How about we just drop --format from the documentation, for now?
> > (or at least stop recommending it when using with -o)
> >
> > The stdout case might be a reason to keep it for "lei q",
> > especially since stdout is the default output:
> [...]
> I don't feel strongly one way or the other about keeping --format, but
> if it is kept around for stdout, I think it'd be good to document it
> (i.e. your "stop recommending it when using with -o option").

Alright, I think keeping it and only recommending it for stdout
(or --stdin with import) is the way to go.

"-o format:/path/name" should be encouraged for regular file and
directory args.

Do you have time to update the current manpages?  Thanks in
advance if so, otherwise I'll try to do it at some point....

On a side note, it also occurs to me some users may expect paths
like /dev/fd/[0-2] or /proc/self/fd/[0-2] to work like the
/dev/stdout handling in lei-daemon.  We'll have to account for
that in daemon mode...

  reply	other threads:[~2021-02-19 11:13 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-02-17  4:40 Eric Wong
2021-02-18  5:28 ` Kyle Meyer
2021-02-18 12:07   ` Eric Wong
2021-02-19  3:10     ` Kyle Meyer
2021-02-19 11:13       ` Eric Wong [this message]
2021-02-19 13:47         ` Kyle Meyer
2021-02-19 19:06         ` Eric Wong
2021-02-20  7:12           ` Kyle Meyer
2021-02-20  8:07             ` Eric Wong
2021-02-23  3:45               ` [PATCH] doc: lei: favor "-o format:$PATHNAME" over "-f" Kyle Meyer
2021-02-23  6:03                 ` Eric Wong

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