[pacman-dev] [PATCH] Fix command line argument parsing in makepkg

Xavier shiningxc at gmail.com
Fri May 23 03:55:57 EDT 2008

On Fri, May 23, 2008 at 9:45 AM, Allan McRae <mcrae_allan at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> --source            = -S
>> --noconfirm        =  -n
>> --noprogressbar = -N
>> --holdver            = -H
>> --forcever           = ?
>> --asroot             = ?
> Hmmm,  --forcever needs to be added to the usage function, which leads
> me to suspect possibly the man page too but I haven't checked.  I have
> put tidying this up in my TODO list but I will wait until the shortened
> versions are fully chosen.
> We could use -O for --asroot because root tends to have user id 0.
> Entirely obscure but it is the best I can come up with.
> We can use -F for --forcever and the INFAKEROOT option is only used
> internally to makepkg and thus can use a slightly more obscure abbreviation.

Ah maybe that is why I originally skipped --forcever. It is internal
option as well, so no usage function / no man page :
    #hidden opt used by fakeroot call for svn/cvs/etc PKGBUILDs to set pkgver
    --forcever)       shift; FORCE_VER=$1;;

But I believe we still need to find a shortopt for it. It can be
obscure so it should be easy.

I guess we could use -O for --asroot. It isn't a big deal, that option
is not recommended anyway.

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