[pacman-dev] [PATCH] Add NoProgressbar to pacman.conf options

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Mon Apr 13 14:01:19 UTC 2020

On 13/4/20 11:53 pm, Allan McRae wrote:
> On 8/4/20 6:44 am, escondida at iff.ink wrote:
>> From: Ivy Foster <escondida at iff.ink>
> This patch looks fine.
> Only changes:
> NoProgressbar -> NoProgressBar  - there are three words there
> Similarly for "progressbar" in the documentation.  Make that two works.
> But I am missing the justification for this option.  I can understand
> the command line option if you are capturing the output, but why would
> this need to be added permanently.
> IT is a tiny patch that has little footprint, so happy to include.  I'd
> just like some justification!

OK - I have been informed this is for people with crappy terminals.  The
description in the pacman.conf man page should add some detail.  e.g.

Disable progress bars.  Useful for terminals that do not support all
needed escape characters.


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