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Re: bin/51878: db(1) 'quiet' mode does not exit according to documented behavior
The following reply was made to PR bin/51878; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: christos%zoulas.com@localhost (Christos Zoulas)
To: gnats-bugs%NetBSD.org@localhost, gnats-admin%netbsd.org@localhost, netbsd-bugs%netbsd.org@localhost
Subject: Re: bin/51878: db(1) 'quiet' mode does not exit according to documented behavior
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2017 10:51:07 -0500
On Jan 15, 5:40am, cfkoch%edgebsd.org@localhost (cfkoch%edgebsd.org@localhost) wrote:
-- Subject: bin/51878: db(1) 'quiet' mode does not exit according to document
| >Number: 51878
| >Category: bin
| >Synopsis: db(1) 'quiet' mode does not exit according to documented behavior
| >Confidential: no
| >Severity: non-critical
| >Priority: medium
| >Responsible: bin-bug-people
| >State: open
| >Class: sw-bug
| >Submitter-Id: net
| >Arrival-Date: Sun Jan 15 05:40:00 +0000 2017
| >Originator: Charlotte Koch
| >Release: amd64 CURRENT
| NetBSD sakuracity 7.99.52 NetBSD 7.99.52 (CHARLOTTE) #0: Fri Dec 23 12:03:14 PST 2016 charlotte@sakuracity:/home/charlotte/devel/netbsd/sys/arch/amd64/compile/obj/CHARLOTTE amd64
| The man page for db(1) indicates that if you pass the '-q' flag then reading a nonexistent key from a hash(3) database does not result in an error. It is true that error messages are suppressed but the exit status of the command is still nonzero, which I do not believe is the intended behavior.
| It's as easy as
| "db hash blah.db foo bar; db -q hash blah.db quux; echo $?"
| A proposed patch is available at https://edgebsd.org/~cfkoch/patches/20170114-db-quiet.diff.txt
| FWIW a whole slew of ATF tests for db(1) are on their way, too
Thanks. I think it is best to create a new flag for "no error if not found"
rather than overloading -q. Either way we should document the behavior.
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