[Mailman-Users] mailmanctl's usage message

David Relson relson at osagesoftware.com
Sat Aug 14 21:31:10 CEST 2004


I don't run mailmanctl very often.  Since I don't remember its options,
I often start by running "mailmanctl" (with no arguments).  When I do
so, it's nice enough to print the usage message to stderr.  However,
I've also noticed that a timestamped copy of the usage message appears
in .../mailman/logs/error as well as message "No command given." (also
with a timestamp).

I took a look at the code and changed the behavior.  Here's my patch:

--- mailmanctl~	2004-05-20 16:27:29.000000000 -0400
+++ mailmanctl	2004-08-14 15:24:00.966478400 -0400
@@ -132,7 +132,7 @@
         fd = sys.stderr
         fd = sys.stdout
-    print >> fd, _(__doc__)
+    print >> sys.stdout, _(__doc__)
     if msg:
         print >> fd, msg

I don't know that this is the _best_ way to handle this.  If there's a
better way, let me know :-)



David Relson                   Osage Software Systems, Inc.
relson at osagesoftware.com       Ann Arbor, MI 48103
www.osagesoftware.com          tel:  734.821.8800

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