[mythtv-users] mythshutdown -l in 0.25
John.Veness.mythtv at pelago.org.uk
Thu May 17 09:02:32 UTC 2012
With the upgrade to 0.25, "mythshutdown -l", to prevent the machine from
shutting down, no longer works. You have to type the full "mythshutdown
--lock" instead. "mythshutdown -u" still works as an alias for
I have raised a ticket (http://code.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/10722) and
started a small discussion on mythtv-dev
(http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/dev/517539) about this,
but it seems that this won't be fixed by the developers.
I was wondering what other users thought of this change, and if anyone
else, like me, thinks this is a negative change. Probably best to
discuss it here on the users list rather than on the dev list, and it
certainly should *not* be discussed on the trac ticket.
The dev's argument for the change is to have consistency between all
myth commands. For other myth commands "-l" is an alias for "--logfile",
which is now deprecated, so "-l" brings up a warning instead of
performing the action.
My argument is that, for mythshutdown specifically, it never used -l for
--logfile, it was always for --lock. Muscle memory, user-written
scripts, and web pages which refer to "mythshutdown -l", would need to
be changed, for (what I think is) no good reason.
What do other users think?
John Veness, MythTV user, UK, DVB-T
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