[pacman-dev] makepkg: Add -q/--question output

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Mon Mar 22 12:54:50 CET 2010

On Mon, Mar 22, 2010 at 5:07 AM, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
> Hi all,
> This is a request for comments on FS#18709.   It requests adding a
> -q/--question option similar to make which does nothing but returns 0 if all
> packages are already built and 1 if not.  It might be useful in scripts.
> Any opinions on this?  I see no reason why not.  The name is a bit weird but
> given that is what make uses, I see no reason not to be consistent.
> There is a patch (http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/18709?getfile=5006) which
> is fairly minor, but needs reviewing and documentation.

Seems reasonable; however can we just have it be --question and not
-q? We use -q in every other tool to indicate quietness and I'd rather
leave that option open here.


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