xfce4-panel-profiles help message

Emanuele Petriglia xfce-dev at emanuelepetriglia.com
Thu Sep 26 13:59:32 CEST 2019


In these days I'm using 'xfce4-panel-profiles' to make backup and
restore my 'xfce4-panel' configuration; it is really an useful tool. I
sent two patches[1][2] to fix some issues about this program, but I
found other annoyances:

1. The help message is built[3] using argv[0], but the program is called
using a wrapper script, so this is the result (at least on Fedora 30):

    $ xfce4-panel-profiles any-args
    Xfce Panel Profiles - Usage:

: load graphical user interface.

save <filename> : save current configuration.

load <filename> : load configuration from file.

  Is it not better to hardcode the program's name (or extract only the
last part of the path)?

2. I cannot check the current version of the program with '-v' or
'--version' option, because there is not a real command line parser[4].

3. I cannot load a single file configuration[5], it must be wrapped
inside a '.tar' file. Why do not add the option to load a simple
'config.txt' file directly?

I know that these issue are tiny annoyances, but I can fix these in my
free time if you want.

Have a good day!

[1]: https://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=15983
[2]: https://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=14559

Emanuele Petriglia (ema-pe)

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