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Re: -v, --verbosity=LEVEL use the given verbosity LEVEL

From: Simon Tournier
Subject: Re: -v, --verbosity=LEVEL use the given verbosity LEVEL
Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2023 16:09:40 +0200


On Tue, 26 Sep 2023 at 12:19, Maxim Cournoyer <> wrote:

>> Where should the user of the Guix command-line interface be expected
>> to read about the verbosity LEVEL argument that they can pass to
>> `--verbosity` and that is also valid?

To answer a question elsewhere in this threads, I think these levels
come from Nix and daemon side.

> See info '(guix) Invoking guix build':
> --8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
> ‘-v LEVEL’
> ‘--verbosity=LEVEL’
>      Use the given verbosity LEVEL, an integer.  Choosing 0 means that
>      no output is produced, 1 is for quiet output; 2 is similar to 1 but
>      it additionally displays download URLs; 3 shows all the build log
>      output on standard error.
> --8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

Maybe, we could add an option as ’--list-verbosity’ which would display
that information.

Well, the main issue, IMHO, is that the option ’--verbosity’ is not
shared across various command-line scripts, but implemented script per
script, IIRC.


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