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Re: global option and action sub-option

From: EricZolf
Subject: Re: global option and action sub-option
Date: Sat, 04 Mar 2023 22:58:22 +0000

Not sure it helps but did you know that you can put the options in a file and 
use it with something like `rdiff-backup @myfile`?

KR, Eric

On March 4, 2023 3:43:01 PM UTC, tbsky <tbsky@annsky.com> wrote:
>> Now you call 'rdiff-backup --help' and you know which global options
>> there are, and which actions there are. You call 'rdiff-backup ACTION
>> --help' and you know which options this action has. How can it be
>> easier? Everything is also documented as clearly as that in the man
>> page. And there is a migration guide. The command line completion
>> could be more helpful but it currently needs to support old and new
>> CLI and that makes it messy.
>> But, it is open source, you can document it better and provide
>> examples (did you know that we have an examples document?).
>> Hope this helps,
>> Eric
>> PS: and there will be no relaxing of the rules, Python argparse limitation.
>  Yes I think the new syntax is quite clear and structured. it is user 
> friendly but sometimes it's not easy to use in script.
>for example when I backup a server I need to collect parameters about 
>ssh-ip,ssh-port,ssh-compression,directory-exclusion from config files.
>now I need to arrange the location of the parameters, seperate them for 
>generic option and action sub-option. but as you said, we should live with it 
>since it is Python argparse limitation.

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