Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#3263 closed Enhancement (fixed)

cli-based utils' --help page should limit themselves to 80 columns, per 'convention'

Reported by: Astara Owned by: charles
Priority: Normal Milestone: 2.10
Component: Transmission Version: 1.93
Severity: Normal Keywords:
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Description (last modified by charles)

when asking for help in the 'remote' program, it spews text all over the place with lines that scroll off the edge of the screen. 80-column terminals are the general "lowest common demoninator" (I can resize, but some things won't work right if you resize to > 80, while nearly all will work @ 80. Except for report or data-dumping utils, most tty-interactive utils will limit their output to 80 columns. Ideally, the transmission cli-based utils should try to do the same (unless they want to get 'smart' and poll the user's actual terminal size and use that instead).

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Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by charles

  • Description modified (diff)
  • Milestone changed from None Set to 2.10
  • Owner set to charles
  • Status changed from new to assigned
  • Summary changed from cli-based utils shoudl limit themselves to 80 columns, per 'convention' to cli-based utils' --help page should limit themselves to 80 columns, per 'convention'

Changed 11 years ago by charles

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comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by charles

Subject tweaked for clarity. If there are other issues outside of the help menu, please list them.

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by charles

  • Type changed from Bug to Enhancement

comment:4 Changed 11 years ago by charles

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from assigned to closed

Committed to trunk for 2.10 by r10782

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