[pacman-dev] [PATCH] Document that -dd is different from -d in a clear and concise way.

Michael Evans mjevans1983 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 20 18:13:34 EDT 2012

Ah, sorry for the double post; I'd had trouble confirming that it went
up and just sent another attempt.

I am unaware of other double letter instances; it is likely that those
too should be documented in a similar way.

This is to prevent future confusion such as I had while trying to find
pacman's syntax for 'ignroe deps' (--nodeps sounds like it to me!).
Very likely any other double/+ options should be documented as well if
the effect isn't obvious (-vvv increasing verbosity is more of the
same; deps would mostly seem like an all or nothing thing).

On Fri, Jul 20, 2012 at 3:03 PM, Karol Blazewicz
<karol.blazewicz at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 20, 2012 at 11:51 PM, Micahel J. Evans
> <mjevans1983 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> From: "Micahel J. Evans" <mjevans1983 at gmail.com>
>> Signed-off-by: Micahel J. Evans <mjevans1983 at gmail.com>
>> ---
>>  doc/pacman.8.txt | 2 ++
>>  1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)
>> diff --git a/doc/pacman.8.txt b/doc/pacman.8.txt
>> index 0ad8188..926d6e1 100644
>> --- a/doc/pacman.8.txt
>> +++ b/doc/pacman.8.txt
>> @@ -171,6 +171,8 @@ Options
>>  Transaction Options (apply to '-S', '-R' and '-U')
>>  --------------------------------------------------
>> +*-dd, --nodeps --nodeps*::
>> +       Skips all dependency checks.
>>  *-d, \--nodeps*::
>>         Skips dependency version checks. Package names are still checked. Normally,
>>         pacman will always check a package's dependency fields to ensure that all
>> --
> What about other double-letter instances like -ii?

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