Debian Bug report logs - #25648
dialog: Program usage output doesn't match man page. Man page needs update.

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Package: dialog; Maintainer for dialog is Santiago Vila <sanvila@debian.org>; Source for dialog is src:dialog.

Reported by: <karlheg@inetarena.com>

Date: Wed, 12 Aug 1998 04:33:08 UTC

Severity: wishlist

Found in version 0.9a-12

Done: Santiago Vila <sanvila@unex.es>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

Forwarded to "T.E.Dickey" <dickey@clark.net>

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Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Santiago Vila <sanvila@ctv.es>:
Bug#25648; Package dialog. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to <karlheg@inetarena.com>:
New bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to Santiago Vila <sanvila@ctv.es>. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #5 received at submit@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: <karlheg@inetarena.com>
To: submit@bugs.debian.org
Subject: dialog: Program usage output doesn't match man page. Man page needs update.
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 1998 21:26:52 -0700
Package: dialog
Version: 0.9a-12

 Typing `dialog' by itself yields:
-------------------
dialog version 0.3, by Savio Lam (lam836@cs.cuhk.hk).
  patched to version 0.4 by Stuart Herbert (S.Herbert@shef.ac.uk)
    cdialog (ComeOn Dialog!) version 0.9a by Pako (demarco_p@abramo.it)

* Display dialog boxes from shell scripts *

Usage: dialog <Common options> <Box options> { --and-widget <Common options> <Box options> }

Common options: <Global options>
       [--backtitle <backtitle>] [--sleep <secs>] [--beep] [--beep-after]
       [--clear] [--begin <y> <x>] [--aspect <ratio>] [--print-size]
       [--print-maxsize] [--size-err] [--separate-output] [--cr-wrap]
       [--tab-len <n>] [--tab-correct] [--print-version] [--no-kill]
       [--title <title>]

Global options: [--shadow] [--no-shadow] [--separate-widget "<str>"]

Box options:
  --yesno     <text> <height> <width>
  --msgbox    <text> <height> <width>
  --infobox   <text> <height> <width>
  --inputbox  <text> <height> <width> [<init>]
  --textbox   <file> <height> <width>
  --menu      <text> <height> <width> <menu height> <tag1> <item1>...
  --checklist <text> <height> <width> <list height> <tag1> <item1> <status1>...
  --radiolist <text> <height> <width> <list height> <tag1> <item1> <status1>...
  --guage     <text> <height> <width> <percent>
  --tailbox   <file> <height> <width>
  --tailboxbg <file> <height> <width>

 (auto-size with height and width = 0. Maximize with height and width = -1)
 (global-auto-size if also menu_height/list_height = 0)
------------------

 This does not match the manual page I get if I type `man dialog'.
 There appear to be several undocumented options that should be added
 to the manual.  Will you please do that?

-- System Information
Debian Release: 2.0
Kernel Version: Linux bittersweet 2.0.35 #10 Thu Jul 30 10:59:39 PDT 1998 i586 unknown

Versions of the packages dialog depends on:
ii  libc6           2.0.7t-1       The GNU C library version 2 (run-time files)
ii  ncurses3.4      1.9.9g-8.8     Video terminal manipulation - shared librari


Severity set to `wishlist'. Request was from Santiago Vila <sanvila@unex.es> to control@bugs.debian.org. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Reply sent to Santiago Vila <sanvila@unex.es>:
You have marked Bug as forwarded. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #10 received at 25648-forwarded@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Santiago Vila <sanvila@unex.es>
To: "T.E.Dickey" <dickey@clark.net>
Cc: 25648-forwarded@bugs.debian.org, karlheg@inetarena.com
Subject: Bug#25648: dialog: Program usage output doesn't match man page. Man page needs update. (fwd)
Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2000 12:32:37 +0100 (CET)
Hello.

I think this is the oldest dialog bug, for which I didn't find time to fix
it yet. Basically, it says that every option which is showed in the help
screen should ideally be documented in the manpage as well.

Some time ago I started to write a patch for this, but I did not
finish it. This is everything I did:

diff -u dialog-0.9a.orig/dialog.1 dialog-0.9a/dialog.1
--- dialog-0.9a.orig/dialog.1	Mon Jan 15 23:53:00 1996
+++ dialog-0.9a/dialog.1	Mon Mar  8 22:55:47 1999
@@ -181,6 +181,10 @@
 lines up to another XXX are used for a new prompt.
 The guage exits when EOF is reached on stdin.
 
+.IP "\fB\-\-tailbox \fIfile height width\fR"
+.RB A " tailbox " displays the contents of the given file as in
+tail -f file. You may scroll left and right by using the arrow keys.
+
 .SH "RUN-TIME CONFIGURATION"
 .TP 4
 1.

--tailboxbg and the two new options are still mising.

Thanks.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 1998 21:26:52 -0700
From: karlheg@inetarena.com
To: submit@bugs.debian.org
Subject: #25648: dialog: Program usage output doesn't match man page.  Man page needs update.

Package: dialog
Version: 0.9a-12

 Typing `dialog' by itself yields:
-------------------
dialog version 0.3, by Savio Lam (lam836@cs.cuhk.hk).
  patched to version 0.4 by Stuart Herbert (S.Herbert@shef.ac.uk)
    cdialog (ComeOn Dialog!) version 0.9a by Pako (demarco_p@abramo.it)

* Display dialog boxes from shell scripts *

Usage: dialog <Common options> <Box options> { --and-widget <Common options> <Box options> }

Common options: <Global options>
       [--backtitle <backtitle>] [--sleep <secs>] [--beep] [--beep-after]
       [--clear] [--begin <y> <x>] [--aspect <ratio>] [--print-size]
       [--print-maxsize] [--size-err] [--separate-output] [--cr-wrap]
       [--tab-len <n>] [--tab-correct] [--print-version] [--no-kill]
       [--title <title>]

Global options: [--shadow] [--no-shadow] [--separate-widget "<str>"]

Box options:
  --yesno     <text> <height> <width>
  --msgbox    <text> <height> <width>
  --infobox   <text> <height> <width>
  --inputbox  <text> <height> <width> [<init>]
  --textbox   <file> <height> <width>
  --menu      <text> <height> <width> <menu height> <tag1> <item1>...
  --checklist <text> <height> <width> <list height> <tag1> <item1> <status1>...
  --radiolist <text> <height> <width> <list height> <tag1> <item1> <status1>...
  --guage     <text> <height> <width> <percent>
  --tailbox   <file> <height> <width>
  --tailboxbg <file> <height> <width>

 (auto-size with height and width = 0. Maximize with height and width = -1)
 (global-auto-size if also menu_height/list_height = 0)
------------------

 This does not match the manual page I get if I type `man dialog'.
 There appear to be several undocumented options that should be added
 to the manual.  Will you please do that?

-- System Information
Debian Release: 2.0
Kernel Version: Linux bittersweet 2.0.35 #10 Thu Jul 30 10:59:39 PDT 1998 i586 unknown

Versions of the packages dialog depends on:
ii  libc6           2.0.7t-1       The GNU C library version 2 (run-time files)
ii  ncurses3.4      1.9.9g-8.8     Video terminal manipulation - shared librari


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Message #11 received at 25648-forwarded@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: karlheg@bittersweet.inetarena.com (Karl M. Hegbloom)
To: Santiago Vila <sanvila@unex.es>
Cc: "T.E.Dickey" <dickey@clark.net>, 25648-forwarded@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#25648: dialog: Program usage output doesn't match man page. Man page needs update. (fwd)
Date: 14 Jan 2000 03:47:22 -0800
>>>>> "Santiago" == Santiago Vila <sanvila@unex.es> writes:

    Santiago> Hello.  I think this is the oldest dialog bug, for which
    Santiago> I didn't find time to fix it yet. Basically, it says
    Santiago> that every option which is showed in the help screen
    Santiago> should ideally be documented in the manpage as well.

 Yes, ideally you have hours and hours of free time for doing that
 sort of thing.

    Santiago> Some time ago I started to write a patch for this, but I
    Santiago> did not finish it.

 I've got at least 6 books with bookmarks in them right now...  I
 ought to be reading one of them instead of reading email.

 If you get to the man page, great, if you don't, then oh well.  It's
 not the most important thing right now perhaps.  say la vee.

 Is the bug `wishlist'?  It ought to be, I guess.



Reply sent to Santiago Vila <sanvila@unex.es>:
You have taken responsibility. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Notification sent to <karlheg@inetarena.com>:
Bug acknowledged by developer. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #16 received at 25648-done@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Santiago Vila <sanvila@unex.es>
To: karlheg@inetarena.com, 25648-done@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#25648: dialog: Program usage output doesn't match man page. Man page needs update.
Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2000 12:43:26 +0100 (CET)
On Tue, 11 Aug 1998 karlheg@inetarena.com wrote:

> Package: dialog
> Version: 0.9a-12

Hello.

The manpage has been updated in dialog_0.9a-20000118-1, now installed
in potato.

Thanks a lot.

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