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[taler-docs] branch master updated: taler-exchange-offline(1): document

From: gnunet
Subject: [taler-docs] branch master updated: taler-exchange-offline(1): document ‘show -’; add example variant
Date: Sat, 16 Jan 2021 03:30:54 +0100

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commit 4bc9928e18ee06daded08806eccbb880de085f9f
Author: Thien-Thi Nguyen <>
AuthorDate: Fri Jan 15 21:25:26 2021 -0500

    taler-exchange-offline(1): document ‘show -’; add example variant
    This is the result of email discussion 2021-01-05.
 manpages/taler-exchange-offline.1.rst | 9 +++++++++
 1 file changed, 9 insertions(+)

diff --git a/manpages/taler-exchange-offline.1.rst 
index 793a00f..1c901b8 100644
--- a/manpages/taler-exchange-offline.1.rst
+++ b/manpages/taler-exchange-offline.1.rst
@@ -116,6 +116,9 @@ other parameters.
 It consumes the output of the ``download`` subcommand, either from ``stdin`` or
+However, if given arg ``-`` (hyphen), this input is not consumed,
+but instead is passed to the next command.  This functions like the
+tee(1) command.
 Its output always goes to ``stdout`` for human consumption (not in JSON).  It
 is usually a bad idea (but possible) to combine ``show`` with other 
@@ -323,6 +326,12 @@ Note that doing this is only recommended in non-production 
    $ taler-exchange-offline download sign upload
+Here is a variant that shows the output of ``download``, but does not consume 
+so that ``sign`` can see it as input, as in the variant without ``show``.
+.. code-block:: console
+   $ taler-exchange-offline download show - sign upload
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