HEADSUP: i2c(8) has been washed and ironed

Rodney W. Grimes freebsd-rwg at gndrsh.dnsmgr.net
Thu May 13 19:13:15 UTC 2021

> I have renovated the i2c(8) program and while I belive all argument
> processing is 100% compatible, various undocumented aspects of the
> program may have changed, amongst these precisely what goes to
> stdout and stderr.
> Apologies if this breaks any of your scripts.
> <bikeshed>

> There is one aspect of this program which I have not changed, but
> which bugs me utterly:  All arguments are in hex, except [-c count]
> which is decimal.
> My personal preference would be if all the arguments called strtoul(3)
> with zero third argument, so that users can use decimal, octal or
> hex as they prefer, but I fear that would break pretty much every
> single script.
> Alternatively [-c count] could be changed to be hex like the rest.

What about adding a new flag to enable strtoul behavior?
Or invoked by another name i2cX and install a hard link?

> </bikeshed>

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Rod Grimes                                                 rgrimes at freebsd.org

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