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Re: [PATCH] test-lib: introduce the '-V' short option for '--verbose-log'

On Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 02:53:35PM +0100, SZEDER Gábor wrote:

> > Interesting. I'm not opposed to something like this, but I added
> > "--verbose-log" specifically for scripted cases, like running an
> > unattended "prove" that needs to preserve stdout. When running
> > individual tests, I'd just use "-v" itself, and possibly redirect the
> > output.
> > 
> > For my curiosity, can you describe your use case a bit more?
> Even when I run individual test scripts by hand, I prefer to have a
> file catching all output of the test, because I don't like it when the
> test output floods my terminal (especially with '-x'), and because the
> file is searchable but the terminal isn't.  And that's exactly what
> '--verbose-log' does.
> Redirecting the '-v' output (i.e. stdout) alone is insufficient,
> because any error messages within the tests and the '-x' trace go to
> stderr, so they still end up on the terminal.  Therefore I would have
> to remember to redirect stderr every time as well.
> I find it's much easier to just always use '--verbose-log'... except
> for the length of the option, that is, hence this patch.

OK, fair enough. Maybe I should start using "-V" too, then. ;)

(I find myself most often coupling "-v" with "-i" to stop at the failure
and just read what's left on the screen).