[pacman-dev] pacman -D --help output

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Tue May 18 19:22:58 EDT 2010

On Tue, May 18, 2010 at 5:58 PM, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
> Saw this when I was playing some more with -D today.
>> ./src/pacman/pacman -D --help
> usage:  lt-pacman {-D --database} <options> <package(s)>
> options:
>      --asdeps         mark packages as non-explicitly installed
>      --asexplicit     mark packages as explicitly installed
>      --config <path>  set an alternate configuration file
>      --logfile <path> set an alternate log file
>      --noconfirm      do not ask for any confirmation
>      --noprogressbar  do not show a progress bar when downloading files
>      --noscriptlet    do not execute the install scriptlet if one exists
>  -v, --verbose        be verbose
>      --debug          display debug messages
>  -r, --root <path>    set an alternate installation root
>  -b, --dbpath <path>  set an alternate database location
>      --cachedir <dir> set an alternate package cache location
>      --arch <arch>    set an alternate architecture
> Are some of these options used with -D, or can they be removed?  I am
> thinking of  --noprogressbar, --noscriptlet, --arch, --noconfirm (?).

I think these show with every operation; they make no more sense with
-Q either, right?

That code is a bit of fun; if someone wants to fix it up a bit to make
it show saner option lists then that would be pretty cool.


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