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Re: [Bug-wget] Use stderr instead of stdout for --ask-password

From: Micah Cowan
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] Use stderr instead of stdout for --ask-password
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2011 08:14:02 -0800
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On 02/23/2011 01:23 AM, Giuseppe Scrivano wrote:
> Hello Gilles,
> thanks for your patch.  I am not sure it is a good idea to use stderr
> to prompt a message to the user.  I would just inhibit the message when
> -O- is used.

Personally, I agree with Gilles; in every single instance other than
here, we always write information meant for the user to stderr (I
believe for the reason he cites: so as not to interfere with the output
in the case of -O-). I'd say we should either blindly write to stderr in
all cases, or else consider specifically finding the terminal and
writing to that (ttyname?)

Micah J. Cowan

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