[pacman-dev] Add --nolist option for transactions

Eli Schwartz eschwartz at archlinux.org
Mon Jul 9 23:38:06 UTC 2018

On 07/09/2018 07:03 PM, Dmitry Kudriavtsev wrote:
>> Though honestly, if you're scripting this it boggles my mind that you
>> don't want to preserve standard output in logs that you aren't looking
>> at unless something bad happens, in which case you want as much
>> information as possible...
> Don't the transactions still get logged in the system locs if the
> UseSyslog preference is enabled?

It does get logged to pacman.log, but those logs record transactions and
not e.g. runtime warnings for ignored packages, inconsistent/missing
files, prompts to replace one package with another via conflicts or
replaces, etc.

I guess you could stitch together a proper view of what happened, if you
really needed to... just logging output seems wiser though.

Eli Schwartz
Bug Wrangler and Trusted User

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