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From: Kyle Meyer <kyle@kyleam.com>
To: Eric Wong <e@80x24.org>
Cc: meta@public-inbox.org
Subject: Re: does "lei q" --format/-f need to exist?
Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2021 00:28:03 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87r1le2bdo.fsf@kyleam.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210217044032.GA17934@dcvr>

Eric Wong writes:

> "maildir:/path/to/dir" has been supported by public-inbox-watch
> for years, now.
>
> The following all work today:
>
> 	lei q -o mboxrd:/tmp/foo.mboxrd ...
> 	lei q -o mboxcl2:/tmp/foo.mboxcl2 ...
> 	lei q -o maildir:/tmp/foo/ ...
>
> So -f/--format seems redundant.

I find "<format>:<destination>" pretty natural/intuitive, even if
perhaps the stdout case (e.g., "mboxrd:-" or "concatjson:-") looks a bit
odd.  Dropping --format makes sense to me.

  reply	other threads:[~2021-02-18  5:28 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 [this message]
2021-02-18 12:07   ` Eric Wong
2021-02-19  3:10     ` Kyle Meyer
2021-02-19 11:13       ` Eric Wong
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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