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Re: client help messages

From: B. W. Fitzpatrick <fitz_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2001-06-19 17:28:57 CEST

> Michael Salmon <ms@collab.net> writes:
> > exactly,
> > svn --nosuchcommand -> STDERR
> > svn --help -> STDOUT
>
> Why is this better than
>
> svn --nosuchcommand -> STDOUT /* but exits with non-zero exit code */
> svn --help -> STDOUT /* exits with code zero */
>
> ? Just trying to understand, not arguing for one or the other.

Well, I for one often find myself doing this in a big CVS working
copy:

$ cvs up -d > delta.txt

and then I look at delta.txt for added/modded files, etc. I think I'd
prefer errors to go to STDERR so that I would see them right away.

> Bikeshedding for pleasure,

You ain't kidding. We're talking about the difference between mauve
and ecru at this point. :)

-Fitz

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