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Bug 232762 - Confusing '--help' output
Summary: Confusing '--help' output
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: desktop-file-utils
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 2007-03-17 11:14 UTC by Enrico Scholz
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2007-04-03 14:58:13 UTC

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Description Enrico Scholz 2007-03-17 11:14:26 UTC
[I could not find an upstream bugreport address in the package; therefore,
 I report it here]

Description of problem:

The '--help' output is confusing because it does not give an indication
whether arguments are required resp. how they are to use:

| $ desktop-file-install --help   
|  -m, --mode                      Set the given permissions on the destination file.

--> where have I to give the mentioned permissions?

Help screen from previous versions (0.10) was much clearer:

| $ desktop-file-install --help
|   -m, --mode=STRING                Set the given permissions on the

Ditto for other options like '--add-category' or '--dir'

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:


Comment 1 Ray Strode [halfline] 2007-03-19 13:57:35 UTC

The upstream bugzilla is at

Comment 2 Ray Strode [halfline] 2007-04-03 14:58:13 UTC
Can you report the bug there? Thanks.

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