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Re: [PATCH] -R shortcut for --recursive

From: Peter Davis <peter_at_pdavis.cx>
Date: 2002-07-15 06:28:24 CEST

On Sunday 14 July 2002 20:49, Karl Fogel wrote:
> One could say that confusing "-N" with "-n" (for dry run) is more
> dangerous than the other confusions

Fortunately, the current short for --nonrecursive is -n, so substituting that
with --dry-run can't hurt anyone who forgets about the change. Also, almost
all of the time when I accidentally use the wrong case argument it's because
I forget to press the shift key. Forgetting to press shift will again result
in nothing bad happening. I think accidentally hitting shift is probably a
much less common error, since it's a whole extra keystroke.

In short, it doesn't seem like it is a very dangerous change. If it were -N
for dry-run and -n for nonrecursive on the other hand...

Peter Davis
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Received on Mon Jul 15 06:28:55 2002

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