Subject: Re: CVS commit: src/usr.bin/cksum
To: None <>
From: Jeff Rizzo <>
List: source-changes
Date: 08/21/2005 13:47:11
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Elad Efrat wrote:

>Module Name:	src
>Committed By:	elad
>Date:		Sun Aug 21 18:51:44 UTC 2005
>Modified Files:
>	src/usr.bin/cksum: cksum.1 cksum.c
>Log Message:
>Some changes to cksum:
>1. Deprecate the -1, -2, -4, -5, -6, and -m flags. For now, simply remove
>   them from the documentation.
>2. Add and document ``-a algorithm''.
>To generate a diff of this commit:
>cvs rdiff -r1.25 -r1.26 src/usr.bin/cksum/cksum.1
>cvs rdiff -r1.24 -r1.25 src/usr.bin/cksum/cksum.c
>Please note that diffs are not public domain; they are subject to the
>copyright notices on the relevant files.

IMO, the proper way to deprecate options is not by _removing_ them from
the documentation, it's marking them as _deprecated_.  The documentation
should reflect the flags actually accepted by the command;  if we don't
want people to use them, they should be marked in the man page with
something like "This flag is deprecated, and may be removed in a future
version.  Please use -a <algorithm> instead."


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