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Bug 32853 - eupdatedb output is cluttered when used with cron (or piped) - patch included
Summary: eupdatedb output is cluttered when used with cron (or piped) - patch included
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High minor (vote)
Assignee: Marius Mauch (RETIRED)
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-11-06 00:00 UTC by Eldad Zack (RETIRED)
Modified: 2003-11-23 14:12 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

patch to enable quiet switch (eupdatedb-quiet.patch,1.71 KB, patch)
2003-11-06 00:01 UTC, Eldad Zack (RETIRED)
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Description Eldad Zack (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-11-06 00:00:36 UTC
when running eupdatedb (from esearch package), the output is cluttered.
I've made a patch to allow a --quiet switch, which outputs only the summary of

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
Comment 1 Eldad Zack (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-11-06 00:01:09 UTC
Created attachment 20323 [details, diff]
patch to enable quiet switch
Comment 2 David Peter 2003-11-06 00:58:18 UTC

Thanks for the bugreport. Please try out the newest (unstable) esearch 0.5.2.
It already has a -n/--nocolor switch, but I'll add a -q/--quiet as you suggested.

Comment 3 Eldad Zack (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-11-06 09:21:31 UTC
latest is 0.5.1, as of my latest emerge sync.
But as it seems from the code, the "verbose" flag scratches my itch, since
It summerize the indexing and doesn't use backspaces (which was the factor
that made the cluttering - they are visable when piped/used in cron, and
I'd get a daily mail of hundreds of lines).

feel free to close this report, if you want...

Comment 4 Marius Mauch (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-11-06 11:40:27 UTC
closing now as it was already fixed, I'll mark 0.5 stable in a week or so.
Comment 5 Marius Mauch (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-11-23 14:12:22 UTC
0.5.1 is stable now