[pacman-dev] -h/ --help option

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Thu Aug 7 14:04:10 EDT 2008

On Thu, Aug 7, 2008 at 12:40 PM, Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 7, 2008 at 10:20 AM, Pierre Schmitz <pierre at archlinux.de> wrote:
>> Am Donnerstag 07 August 2008 17:04:22 schrieb Matthias Gorissen:
>>> A user in the .de-forum pointed out that -h/ --help have the same output,
>>> even though the second version should display more info. Any thoughts on
>>> that?
>> -h is just an alias for --help. Maybe this is confusing:
>>        Benutzen Sie 'pacman --help' mit anderen Optionen für mehr Informationen
>>                                     ^^^^^^^^^^^
>> So you get more help when typing something like
>>        pacman -S --help
> Good catch, is there any way we can clarify this wording a little.
> Even in english it's a shade unclear.
> Perhaps:
> - use 'pacman --help' with other options for more syntax
> + use 'pacman --help' with other options for help on the specific option

Realize 'pacman -h' is identical too.

Perhaps we should change the line that says only "options:" to be
"operations:" and then:
+ use {-h --help} with an operation for available options

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