[systemd-devel] [PATCH] systemctl: resolve duplicate -f option in doc

Lennart Poettering lennart at poettering.net
Mon Mar 26 14:58:41 PDT 2012

On Sun, 18.03.12 20:28, Dave Reisner (d at falconindy.com) wrote:


> The man page listed -f as the shortopt for both --follow and --force,
> but the shortopt only applied to --force. Since --force is the dangerous
> option, take away the shortopt and give it to --follow. Users should be
> reminded that what they're about to do isn't standard procedure.

Hmm, so I change this the other way round, so that -f is short for
--force, not for --follow.

This main reason is simply that -f as --force was already that way a
long time ago and we included the systemctl interface in our interface
stability promise.

Besides at least I myself while debugging systemd quite often have to
type "systemctl reboot -ff", but that'd be much hrder with "systemctl
reboot --force --force"...


Lennart Poettering - Red Hat, Inc.

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