Subject: Re: make -v
To: YAMAMOTO Takashi <>
From: Simon J. Gerraty <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 12/27/2003 14:22:36
On Sun, 28 Dec 2003 06:51:37 +0900, YAMAMOTO Takashi writes:
>i have no strong opinion about default behaviour.

Unfortunately many folk do ;-)  Basically, default behavior shouldn't
be changed without good reason.

>what i want is a way to suppress banners.

Ok, -v (as it is in freebsd) isn't the way to do that.  It is a
way to turn them back on after disabling them by default which we
don't think would be desirable.

The test in job.c also looks for noMessages being set if REMOTE is
defined, but that appears to be the only reference to noMessages
(ie. it is dead code), you could add a command line switch or variable
setting that sets noMessages or something and remove the #ifdef REMOTE.

Before doing so though, you might want to see if anyone else feels the
banners are a problem.