[lsb-discuss] Developing for LSB
tomhoward at users.sourceforge.net
Thu Jun 12 15:23:09 PDT 2003
On Friday 06 June 2003 15:19, Christopher Yeoh wrote:
> Give me a few days and I'll put together some suggested wording.
I decided to give it a go. So let me know what you think of the following to
go in the lsb_release section.
displays all of the above information.
- displays all of the above information in short output format.
+ displays the information in a short format designed to be easily parsable
+ by programs. The information should be output on a single line using a
+ single space as a separator between the different information. The
+ distribution description may contain spaces, so it must be enclosed in
+ double quotes. The order of the information displayed is independent of
+ the order of the options and should be version, id, description, release,
+ codename. Programs that call lsb_release should always use the -s/--short
+ option as no guarantees are made about the long formatting. Neither should
+ they use the -a/--all option as no guarantees are made that more field will
+ not be added in the future or the order in which the new fields will be
displays a human-readable help message.
If you reckon the above is alright, let me know and I'll lodge the bug (or
should if be a feature request?).
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