Subject: Re: remove CVS ID string from +DISPLAY
To: Alistair Crooks <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/05/2004 15:42:37
On Thu, 5 Feb 2004, Alistair Crooks wrote:

> > It seems like the CVS ID string in the MESSAGE or +DISPLAY files is only
> > useful for developers.
> >
> > Would it be okay of pkg_info -D suppressed that single line containing the
> > CVS ID ($NetBSD$ string)?
> I must be missing something, but I don't see the problem with
> displaying an RCS Id.

It is just extra clutter and noise which may not be useful for admins
reading the +DISPLAY message via pkg_info -D.

pkg_info showing other information usually doesn't show other CVS IDs.

   Jeremy C. Reed