[pacman-dev] rankmirrors (default vs -f)

Scott Horowitz stonecrest at gmail.com
Sun Mar 4 15:21:07 EST 2007

It seems that the default rankmirrors output without opts is to show
times. rankmirrors -f is the much more common output that people would
want imo, where you actually get a formatted /etc/pacman.d file. So
I'd suggest one of two things:

1. Have rankmirrors without opts output formatted mirrors and add a
rankmirrors -t to show times, or
2. Combine the two such that you get formatted output and (commented out) times.
     a. the times could be appended at the bottom
     b. times could be appended to each line (if pacman can handle
this? i haven't checked).

So, option 2a would be:
Server = ftp://mirror.cs.vt.edu/pub/ArchLinux/current/os/i686
Server = ftp://ftp.archlinux.org/current/os/i686
# Servers sorted by time:
#1.59783601761 :
#2.19922399521 : ftp://ftp.archlinux.org/community/os/i686

And 2b would be:
Server = ftp://mirror.cs.vt.edu/pub/ArchLinux/current/os/i686    #
1.59783601761 sec
Server = ftp://ftp.archlinux.org/current/os/i686   # 2.19922399521 sec

I personally like 2b best. And finally, I don't think we need to go to
the hundred billionths decimal place for seconds ;-)


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