[pacman-dev] [PATCH] Use "--mime" instead of file's "-i" parameter, to increase portability

Xavier shiningxc at gmail.com
Mon May 26 02:38:34 EDT 2008

Sebastian Nowicki wrote:
> I thought I sent a mail about that earlier, but I guess it didn't go
> through. -I is used on Mac OSX. When sending the patch I thought I
> checked that this was the case in other BSD man pages, but I must have
> confused that with something else.
> You can find the online copy here: http://developer.apple.com/documentation/Darwin/Reference/ManPages/man1/file.1.html
> I just looked through it again and it appears there's a "legacy"
> section, which does use the lower case -i…

I was fine with this change because it thought it was needed for every 
BSD platform, but seeing it is just a mac osx change almost makes me 
want to reconsider. Why did they change that?
And if you just use COMMAND_MODE=legacy to restore the normal interface, 
this patch is no longer needed?

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