portmaster with no run arguments.

Doug Barton dougb at FreeBSD.org
Sat Sep 11 00:39:32 UTC 2010


On 9/10/2010 5:35 PM, Doug Barton wrote:
> On 9/10/2010 2:35 PM, jhell wrote:
>>
>> Hi Doug,
>>
>> Just thought I would write you about an unexpected output from
>> portmaster to get your opinion. I just ran 'portmaster' alone without
>> any arguments to get the list of "--help". Surprising enough to me it
>> searched for a null port and output the following.
>>
>> ===>>> No valid installed port, or port directory given
>> ===>>> Try portmaster --help
>>
>> Would it be wise if portmaster was run with no arguments that it just
>> output the '--help' by default ?.
>
> That's what it used to do, but the list is way too long now to be
> meaningful

in this context.

> The current output tells the user why it errored out, and
> gives the recommendation on where to look for more information, which I
> think is quite reasonable.
>
>
> Thanks for your interest,
>
> Doug
>



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