[Xfce-i18n] Xfce-power-manager: Is this an error?
christian at twotoasts.de
Wed Nov 5 11:30:55 CET 2008
Am Tue, 04 Nov 2008 11:10:35 -0800
schrieb "Brian J. Tarricone" <kelnos at xfce.org>:
> Christian Dywan wrote:
> > Am Mon, 3 Nov 2008 23:30:02 -0800
> > schrieb "Brian J. Tarricone" <kelnos at xfce.org>:
> >> On Tue, 04 Nov 2008 08:32:05 +0200 Besnik Bleta wrote:
> >>> Hello,
> >>> Could anybody confirm that the following is correct:
> >>> \n
> >>> Usage: xfce-power-manager [options] \n
> >>> \n
> >>> Options:\n
> >>> -h, --help Print this help message and exit\n
> >>> -v, --version Print this help message and exit\n
> >>> -r, --run Start xfce power manager\n
> >>> -c, --customize Show Configuration dialog\n
> >>> -q, --quit Quit any running xfce power manager\n
> >>> \n
> >>> or -h and -v options are doubling each other?
> >> Yeah that's probably wrong... Also, Ali, the standard short option
> >> for --version is -V, not -v. You'd use -v for 'verbose'.
> > That is not true. -v can mean --verbose but it does actually mean
> > --version in lots of applications, including famous ones like Thunar
> > and Terminal.
> Then Thunar and Terminal should be fixed. Look at any GNU app and
> you'll see that -V is the standard for version, -v for verbose.
That is still but a whishful thought. -v is --version in lots of other
applications, and no less standard than the alternative.
Certainly it is possible to go through application packages, check what
they're doing and try to convince them that they're wrong.
Compare to the usage of --help, -? and -h. You will have even less luck
with suggesting that any of those is 'standard', regardless of how
much we all would like to not have to remember which tools either of
those doesn't work with (and I actually opened bug 556706 about the
lack of consistency inside the Gtk+ stack because it's annoying).
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