Subject: Re: pkg/7315: mkisofs usage differs from both reality and the man page
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Geoff Wing <email@example.com>
Date: 04/04/1999 04:16:39
Mason Loring Bliss <firstname.lastname@example.org> typed:
:mkisofs requires a -o and a pathname. The usage when it's run without
:arguments lists the -o as optional. The man page lists it as being
:required. Running mkisofs without -o seems to dump stuff to the screen,
:and doesn't produce a file with an ISO filesystem in it.
dump stuff to the screen? It dumps the ISO image to stdout. You can
redirect that to a file and get a valid image. Well, it seems to be
valid. mkisofs diag tools are happy with it.
% mkisofs path > some.iso
The error is in the man page. Though it's usage might be for suggested
usage so people don't complain when they forget to capture stdout.
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