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[bug #17810] defaults delete fails silently

From: Richard Frith-Macdonald
Subject: [bug #17810] defaults delete fails silently
Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2006 05:29:04 +0000
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Update of bug #17810 (project gnustep):

              Item Group:                     Bug => Change Request         


Follow-up Comment #1:

The aim of a deletion is to leave the defaults database so that it doesn't
contain the specified item ... so a delete of a non-existent item is always a
The defaults program is silent when it performs a successful operation on the

For consistency, if we want it to report more status information, it should
do it all the time.
'write altered database to contain new value',
'write left database unchanged because new value is the same as old value'
'delete removed value from database'
'delete left database unchanged because value was not present'

Perhaps a '-Verbose YES' command line option would be good?


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