Subject: Re: pkg/7315: mkisofs usage differs from both reality and the man page
To: None <>
From: Geoff Wing <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 04/04/1999 04:16:39
Mason Loring Bliss <> 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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