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FS#204 - -V is not Verbose=off on Unix

Attached to Project: POV-Ray
Opened by Andrey Zholos (aaz) - Thursday, 19 May 2011, 18:15 GMT
Last edited by Christoph Lipka (clipka) - Tuesday, 17 July 2012, 20:49 GMT
Task Type Compatibility Issue
Category Platform-specific → Other
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Operating System Unix
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version 3.70 RC3
Due in Version 3.70 RC4
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


In vfe/unix/unixoptions.cpp, -V is defined as a synonym for -​-version, overriding its general meaning of Verbose=off.

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Closed by  Christoph Lipka (clipka)
Tuesday, 17 July 2012, 20:49 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Comment by Thorsten Fröhlich (thorsten) - Thursday, 19 May 2011, 18:25 GMT

Indeed, platform code should not change core behavior.

Comment by Grimbert Jérôme (Le_Forgeron) - Saturday, 28 May 2011, 16:30 GMT

Should we remove the -V (synonym for –version) from unix port ?
Have anyone checked the other ports ?

Comment by Grimbert Jérôme (Le_Forgeron) - Friday, 03 June 2011, 12:08 GMT

Looking at unix option, -h is an alias to -help... which would also conflict with -h255 to specify the height ?
Well, it seems not a problem.

Should -V be removed or renamed as –V ?
(that's the -version | –version)

Comment by Andrey Zholos (aaz) - Friday, 03 June 2011, 15:59 GMT

I'd say "-h" for help is much more common than "-V"/"-v" for version. E.g. svn and tar use "-v" for verbose instead.

Comment by Grimbert Jérôme (Le_Forgeron) - Monday, 13 June 2011, 18:15 GMT

Changed with #5453 to –V