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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] vl.c: Add -L ? (or -L help) which lists data di

From: Peter Maydell
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] vl.c: Add -L ? (or -L help) which lists data dirs.
Date: Mon, 16 May 2016 14:28:11 +0100

On 16 May 2016 at 14:11, Richard W.M. Jones <address@hidden> wrote:
> QEMU compiles a list of data directories from various sources.  When
> consuming a QEMU binary it's useful to be able to get this list of
> data directories: a primary reason is so you can list what BIOSes or
> keymaps ship with this version of QEMU.  However without reproducing
> the method that QEMU uses internally, it's not possible to get the
> list of data directories.
> This commit adds a simple -L "?" (alternately -L help) that just lists
> out the data directories as qemu calculates them:

The preferred syntax for help options should be "help"; the "?" is
basically there for backwards compatibility, and I think we should
avoid implicitly recommending it for new uses in commit messages, docs
or comments.

-- PMM

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