[Distutils] Some suggested additions for distutils

Greg Ward gward@python.net
Tue Nov 7 22:17:01 2000

On 24 October 2000, Moore, Paul said:
> Missed that one. I think I was looking at the help for the install command,
> not at the global help.

*All* Distutil commands have a --dry-run option -- it's a universal
constant, along with --verbose.

One caveat: the "install" command is completely filesystem-driven, so if 
you do a dry-run build and install, it looks like nothing would get
installed, since there's nothing actually in the "build" tree to drive
installation.  Bug? feature?  I dunno...

Greg Ward - Linux nerd                                  gward@python.net
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