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Re: Making syslog output pretty and smaller binaries

On 07/10/2016 21:33, Timo Buhrmester wrote:
>> what is stdout actually for then.
> I guess the usual distinction is that stdout gets the "proper" output
> of a non-sink program (e.g. for ls(1) the actual directory listing,
> while diagnostic information (ls: foo: Permission denied) goes
> to stderr for the user to look at, and to not have it creep up a pipeline.
>> [...] we may want an informative message such as
>> `leased for 3600 seconds` to be on stdout.
> If using the DHCP client in a one-shot mode (dhc{pcd,lient} -1), yes, it
> wouldn't exactly hurt if it printed the resulting lease info to stdout.
> Whether "leased for 3600 seconds" would be preferrable over e.g. 
> "\t3600", I don't know.  The latter is marginally easier to parse,
> the former is more useful if there is no next stage of a pipeline.

The output isn't designed to be parsed any more than the output of
/etc/rc.d/samba restart is.

Would you say that both sending these informative messages to stdout is
a bug?


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