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Re: hide more output

From: Jan Nieuwenhuizen
Subject: Re: hide more output
Date: Wed, 06 May 2020 16:08:30 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.3 (gnu/linux)

Ricardo Wurmus writes:

> when installing a few packages we see output like this:
> $ guix install zile-on-guile vim-full
> The following packages will be installed:
>    zile-on-guile 2.4.14-0.fd09781
>    vim-full      8.2.0411
> 9.4 MB will be downloaded:
>    /gnu/store/vf7w4yiax38ra7x8aqqvbnc38c0ldgpm-zile-on-guile-2.4.14-0.fd09781
>    /gnu/store/dnj9wljcck9vdwgp7dwxk00qnnk1g3c5-vim-full-8.2.0411
> downloading from 


> While I’m sure many of us have gotten used to this I think we don’t need
> to show quite as much information.  My proposal is to hide the
> “downloading from <really long URL>” by default, because the URLs don’t
> really matter to users.  We can unhide that bit of info when slightly
> higher verbosity is requested.
> What do you think?


I've been using --verbosity=1 a lot, lately; I'm all for having another,
more quiet but not silent level and bumping the defaults.


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