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

From: Giuseppe Scrivano
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] Use stderr instead of stdout for --ask-password
Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2011 09:48:00 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Micah Cowan <address@hidden> writes:

> Changing the prompt to stderr seems like a simple, single step forward
> towards "proper" usage. It's not perfect, but it strikes me as a good
> sight better than using stdout, which really ought to be reserved for
> "program results"-type output, IMO.

I have applied the original patch, which prompt to stderr instead of
stdout.  I agree it is not the ideal usage, but the current decision is
about use stderr or inhibit the message at all; considering the
diagnostic nature of stderr, then the former seems a better choice.


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