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bug#36594: No hint for missing argument

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: bug#36594: No hint for missing argument
Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2019 22:40:58 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.2 (gnu/linux)

Julien Lepiller <address@hidden> skribis:

> When you type an option that requires an argument, but don't provide one, you 
> get an error message that says there is a missing argument. There should 
> brobably be a hint on what values are acceptable. For instance, there is no 
> way to know from "guix package -v" or "guix package --help" what values are 
> accepted. In other cases, there is a --list-something option.
> Maybe -v is the only case where it would be useful to do something, because 
> you could guess its existence and not use a verbosity level. Maybe fixing the 
> help message to say --verbosity=[0-5] is enough?

Currently it says:

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
$ guix build --help | grep -e -verbo
  -v, --verbosity=LEVEL  use the given verbosity LEVEL
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

We could add “an integer between 0 and 2”, but this was left
non-explicit in case we eventually extend it to -7 to +42.

Maybe there’s a limit on what we can do to help users?  :-)


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