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Re: reposted feature request: assume 'help' as the argument when none is given and at least one is required

From: Ed MacDonald <edmacdonald_at_hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-01-29 03:04:49 CET

You don't have to cat the man page, but a little usage info is certainly not
unheard of. Try typing "ssh" or "grep" without arguments on your favorite
OS.

I would suggest a two or three liner that showed the basic syntax: svn
<command> followed by a wide listing of the available commands. The last
line should say type 'svn help [<command>]' for more information.

Ed

----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Greenland" <steveg@lsli.com>
To: <users@subversion.tigris.org>
Sent: Friday, January 28, 2005 8:55 AM
Subject: Re: reposted feature request: assume 'help' as the argument when
none is given and at least one is required

> On Thu, Jan 27, 2005 at 11:44:16PM -0000, Max Bowsher wrote:
> > Errors should never auto-display usage, because then the error gets
easily
> > lost, made much less visible compared to the large help text.
>
> +1
>
> I ran into this myself on another program just the other day. I kept
> getting usage messages, and couldn't figure out what I was mistyping;
> the answer, of course, was that I *wasn't* mistyping anything: but the
> actual error message kept scrolling off the terminal.
>
> Steve
>
> --
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> about Exchange Server next.
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