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Re: Bikeshed: --quiet option

From: Kieran <kieran_at_esperi.demon.co.uk>
Date: 2002-08-01 19:50:31 CEST

On 1 Aug 2002, Karl Fogel wrote:

> Greg Hudson <ghudson@MIT.EDU> writes:
> > I'd like to implement one of the models, but I'm not sure which. I'm
> > guessing there isn't much to say on this topic beyond what I've
> > already said, so we can probably take it immediately to a vote on
> > preference.
> Actually, I think the rules are (or should be):
> * For a command which has no other effect besides printing
> information, "-q" means "speak softly", that is, just print less
> information. That is the current behavior of "svn status -q".
> (There's no other reasonable meaning for -q on such commands,
> since the "silence is golden" interpretation would make them
> no-ops, so overloading it to mean "speak softly" seems useful.)
> * For a command which has some non-printing effect, such as commit
> or update, "-q" should mean "silence is golden", and suppress all
> output. The fact that commits and updates don't currently do
> this is an oversight, not a conscious decision.
> ?,

...except that errors are still output, I presume?

And are errors less verbose?



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