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From Andrew Grieve <agri...@chromium.org>
Subject Re: plugman / cli verbose by default?
Date Wed, 04 Sep 2013 20:01:34 GMT
I don't think that's really true for other similar tools.
E.g. "npm install" reports progress by default
E.g. "git clone" shows progress by default.


On Wed, Sep 4, 2013 at 3:51 PM, Brian LeRoux <b@brian.io> wrote:

> The convention for UNIX tools is to be quiet by default and fail noisily. A
> well writ script should exit quietly so you can chain commands. (Or pipe,
> etc.)
>
> I'd prefer we added a --verbose flag.
>
>
> On Wed, Sep 4, 2013 at 12:35 PM, Braden Shepherdson <braden@chromium.org
> >wrote:
>
> > I'd rather we call it -q and --quiet though; that's a pretty common
> > convention for Unix tools.
> >
> >
> > On Wed, Sep 4, 2013 at 3:35 PM, Braden Shepherdson <braden@chromium.org
> > >wrote:
> >
> > > +1
> > >
> > >
> > > On Wed, Sep 4, 2013 at 3:31 PM, Andrew Grieve <agrieve@chromium.org
> > >wrote:
> > >
> > >> I think this was discussed before but I can't find the thread.
> > >>
> > >> Is anyone not in favour of making the tools verbose by default and
> > having
> > >> a
> > >> --silent flag instead?
> > >>
> > >> Makes it much easier to get good debug reports and lets users know
> when
> > >> slow things are taking place.
> > >>
> > >
> > >
> >
>

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