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|0003372||Doomseeker||[All Projects] Bug||public||2018-02-15 02:05||2018-02-15 08:41|
|Target Version||1.2||Fixed in Version||1.2|
|Summary||0003372: Diagnostics messages are written to stdout (instead of stderr)|
|Description||Doomseeker's startup logs (etc) are like diagnostics messages, but treated as normal output from the program. This goes against POSIX' description of stderr:|
stdout makes sense for --version-json as conventional JSON output, but the diagnostics messages should really be changed from stdout to stderr.
|Steps To Reproduce||On Unix-like machines:|
doomseeker 1>/tmp/stdout.log 2>/tmp/stderr.log
See /tmp/stdout.log and /tmp/stderr.log for messages of the appropriate standard stream.
This was fixed:https://bitbucket.org/Doomseeker/doomseeker/commits/87122ce09493fbad5fe718acf64ef2950167fd13 [^]
I thought of submitting a bug for the bug tracker for future reference, anyway.
edited on: 2018-02-15 03:20
Interestingly enough, I would like to reopen this issue for more discussion.
One of the answers in the linked Unix & Linux Stack Exchange thread argues whether POSIX-like programs should be quiet by default (that's an Unix-y thing to do), and only output to stderr if the exit status was non-zero. To quote:
Quote from POSIX.1-2008, 1.4 Utility Description Defaults
Do we need to introduce a command line flag for --quiet or --verbose? I'd keep them to stderr, though.
Quote from WubTheCaptain
Haha disregard that, stdout probably makes more sense with a --verbose (or -v) flag with quiet by default behavior. Anyone agree?
stderr for real diagnostics errors, though.
|--version-json could indeed benefit from not being spammed with stderr logs by default|
|"--quiet" and "--verbose" added here:https://bitbucket.org/Doomseeker/doomseeker/commits/53e2af801b780f3d233bd8a24ea558535d887efd [^]|
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|2018-02-15 02:05||WubTheCaptain||New Issue|
|2018-02-15 02:05||WubTheCaptain||Status||new => assigned|
|2018-02-15 02:05||WubTheCaptain||Assigned To||=> Zalewa|
|2018-02-15 02:06||WubTheCaptain||Relationship added||related to 0003282|
|2018-02-15 02:06||WubTheCaptain||Reporter||WubTheCaptain => Zalewa|
|2018-02-15 02:06||WubTheCaptain||Status||assigned => resolved|
|2018-02-15 02:06||WubTheCaptain||Resolution||open => fixed|
|2018-02-15 02:06||WubTheCaptain||Fixed in Version||=> 1.2|
|2018-02-15 02:08||WubTheCaptain||Note Added: 0019042|
|2018-02-15 02:21||WubTheCaptain||Note Added: 0019043|
|2018-02-15 02:21||WubTheCaptain||Status||resolved => feedback|
|2018-02-15 02:21||WubTheCaptain||Resolution||fixed => reopened|
|2018-02-15 02:23||WubTheCaptain||Summary||Logs are written to stdout instead of stderr => Diagnostics logs are written to stdout (instead of stderr)|
|2018-02-15 02:27||WubTheCaptain||Summary||Diagnostics logs are written to stdout (instead of stderr) => Diagnostics messages are written to stdout (instead of stderr)|
|2018-02-15 02:30||WubTheCaptain||Note Added: 0019044|
|2018-02-15 03:20||WubTheCaptain||Note Edited: 0019043||View Revisions|
|2018-02-15 07:37||Zalewa||Note Added: 0019050|
|2018-02-15 07:37||Zalewa||Status||feedback => assigned|
|2018-02-15 08:41||Zalewa||Note Added: 0019051|
|2018-02-15 08:41||Zalewa||Status||assigned => needs testing|
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