misc/118355: pfctl help message options order false -t must before -T

Alexander fbsd at meersau.de
Fri Nov 30 08:50:01 PST 2007

>Number:         118355
>Category:       misc
>Synopsis:       pfctl help message options order false -t must before -T
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    freebsd-bugs
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Fri Nov 30 16:50:00 UTC 2007
>Originator:     Alexander
>Release:        5.5-STABLE
FreeBSD gaspode.meersau.de 5.5-STABLE FreeBSD 5.5-STABLE #11: Sat Nov 24 14:09:04 CET 2007     root at gaspode.meersau.de:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GASPODE  i386

If I try to add a entry in a pf table the option -T must follow -t so this command fails:

% sudo pfctl -T add -t badhosts
No ALTQ support in kernel
ALTQ related functions disabled
usage: pfctl [-AdeghNnOqRrvz] [-a anchor[:ruleset]] [-D macro=value]
             [-F modifier] [-f file] [-i interface] [-k host] [-p device]
             [-s modifier] [-T command [address ...]] [-t table] [-x level]

The help message does display the -t option behind -T.

I think it would be help to see the options in the right order.

Also the order in the manpage is to be corrected, but I don't know the syntax.
pfctl -T add -t badhosts
--- pfctl.c     Fri Nov 30 17:38:24 2007
+++ pfctl.c.orig        Fri Nov 30 17:37:34 2007
@@ -202,8 +202,8 @@
        fprintf(stderr, "[-F modifier] [-f file] [-i interface] ");
        fprintf(stderr, "[-k host] [-p device]\n");
        fprintf(stderr, "             ");
-       fprintf(stderr, "[-s modifier] [-t table] [-T command [address ...]] ");
-       fprintf(stderr, "[-x level]\n");
+       fprintf(stderr, "[-s modifier] [-T command [address ...]] ");
+       fprintf(stderr, "[-t table] [-x level]\n");


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