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From "Derek Baum (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (FELIX-2661) [Gogo] It should be easier to start Gogo shell non-interactively
Date Thu, 14 Oct 2010 17:10:36 GMT

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Derek Baum commented on FELIX-2661:

> It is not clear that "-i" is a good alias for "--nointeractive"... 

aliases are a single letter, so -n would be ambiguous with --noshutdown.

Often CAPS are used for single letter inverse options (-I), but in this case I don't think
that there's any need for an alias.

Aliases are generally used to save interactive typing. The full long option name is preferred
in scripts as it is self-documenting, rather than wondering what the -i or -ni option does.
Long options can be abbreviated to their shortest unambiguous form, e.g. --noi and --nos.

So shall we just remove the -i alias for --nointeractive?

> [Gogo] It should be easier to start Gogo shell non-interactively
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: FELIX-2661
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FELIX-2661
>             Project: Felix
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Gogo Shell
>    Affects Versions: gogo-0.6.1
>            Reporter: Richard S. Hall
>            Assignee: Derek Baum
>             Fix For: gogo-0.8.0
> To start the Gogo shell non-interactively, you have to specify a dummy command and tell
it not to shutdown in its configuration...something like this:
>     gosh.args=--noshutdown -c noop=true
> This is not necessarily the most straightforward approach and it also results in the
gosh_profile being executed and the MOTD being displayed, which doesn't really make sense
in the non-interactive use case.
> It seems like it would be better to have an explicit flag to tell the Gogo shell to start
up non-interactively (e.g., --noninteractive), which would also imply not shutting down, but
wouldn't require a dummy command, nor execute the gosh_profile.

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