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From Jan.Mate...@rzf.fin-nrw.de
Subject RE: Request: "ant -projecthelp" is way too complicated!
Date Wed, 03 Sep 2003 05:55:52 GMT
I want to introcude some "shortcuts". How about that:

present:
-quiet, -q             be extra quiet
-verbose, -v           be extra verbose
-logfile <file>        use given file for log
  -l     <file>                ''
-buildfile <file>      use given buildfile
  -file    <file>              ''
  -f       <file>              ''
-keep-going, -k        execute all targets that do not depend
                       on failed target(s)

no idea:
-find <file>           search for buildfile towards the root of the
                       filesystem and use it

new:
-h    -help                  print this message
-ph   -projecthelp           print project help information
-ver  -version               print the version information and exit
-diag -diagnostics           print information that might be helpful to
                             diagnose or report problems.
-d    -debug                 print debugging information
-e    -emacs                 produce logging information without adornments
-log  -logger <classname>    the class which is to perform logging
-lis  -listener <classname>  add an instance of class as a project listener
-noin -noinput               do not allow interactive input
-pf   -propertyfile <name>   load all properties from file with -D
                             properties taking precedence
-ih   -inputhandler <class>  the class which will handle input requests


Maybe a "-ni" for "-noinput"?

What do you think?


Jan



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Morten Mortensen [mailto:morten.mortensen@tietoenator.com]
> Sent: Saturday, August 02, 2003 8:00 PM
> To: 'Ant Developers List'
> Subject: Request: "ant -projecthelp" is way too complicated!
> 
> 
> 
> Hi all developers,
> 
> It is really nice to have "ant -projecthelp" list all those 
> targets with a
> "description"-attribute on them. I use it a lot. Some nights 
> I have dreams
> about targets with scopes put upon them, non-public targets, 
> targets not
> beeing listed by their name when executing Ant-scripts, 
> grouping of targets
> into "interfaces" - more complicated stuff, possibly unnecessary.
> 
> However, writing "-projecthelp" is a bit... lengthy. When you 
> have done it
> in three different shells, you kind of get irritated. When 
> Ant-files are
> generated - like I do -, the names of targets are not 
> necessarily "just
> something you know".
> 
> Please consider adding a shorter form - like e.g. "-ph" - as 
> an alias for
> "-projecthelp"!!
> 
> Med venlig hilsen 
>   Morten Sabroe Mortensen 
>   TietoEnator A/S, Ved Lunden 12, 8230 Åbyhøj, Danmark 
>   mailto:Morten.Mortensen@tietoenator.com 
>   http://www.tietoenator.com
> 
> 
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