[PATCH] tar: updated help

Christophe Vidal christophe.vidal.82 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 2 18:51:10 UTC 2020


Do you prefer this version?

On Wed, Dec 2, 2020 at 10:53 PM Denys Vlasenko <vda.linux at googlemail.com>
wrote:

> Please use tabs.
>
> If you use "--strip-components NUM" instead of "NUMBER", it'll line up
> nicely for 3-tab columns.
>
> On Mon, Nov 30, 2020 at 7:05 PM Christophe Vidal
> <christophe.vidal.82 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > Here is a patch for tar that documents long options without a short
> option in --help
> >
> > Long options documented:
> > --overwrite
> > --lzma
> > --strip-components
> > --no-recursion
> > --to-command
> > --numeric-owner
> > --no-same-permissions
> >
> > Minor reformatting is also included for alignment purposes.
> >
> > Inspired by GNU tar, I am proposing not to exhaustively list all the
> supported long options in the usage line, and instead replace them by a
> generic [OPTIONS]... placeholder, but open to other suggestions on this.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Chris
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