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Re: [Bug-ddrescue] GNU ddrescue 1.19-rc1 released data preview option bu

From: Scott D
Subject: Re: [Bug-ddrescue] GNU ddrescue 1.19-rc1 released data preview option bug
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 09:46:31 -0400
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I have examined the documentation provided with 1.19-rc1, and see that you specifically did not have a space shown for that option '-P[LINES]', which is understandable do to the optional variable. So I respectively withdraw this as a reported bug.

However, in looking at the documentation I did notice that when installed, doing a "info ddrescue" shows outdated documentation. The included "ddrescue.info" file is updated, but it did not show on my system (checked on 2 different systems). The info returned pre-dates the options for the rates and reads logs. To be more accurate, the proper version is "/usr/local/share/info/ddrescue.info", but there was an older version "/user/share/info/ddrescue.info.gz" dated from June of 2012. Did you make a change in the past on where the info file was located? Or is that from someones packaging? Maybe I had used the Ubuntu repository to install once previously? Somehow there was an old info file left over :( I have removed it now, but wanted to make you aware of it.

On 9/12/2014 8:14 PM, Scott Dwyer wrote:
The new "-P, --data-preview[=<lines>]" does not allow for a space between the "-P" and the variable. Every other option I have ever tested has always allowed for a space after the short name. Example: "-P20" will show 20 lines, "-P 20" will give "No data available".

Not a deal breaker, but it is not consistent with what I have experienced with all other options.


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