[pkg-cryptsetup-devel] Bug#614118: Bug#614118: Bug#614118: error-prone command line options
jonas at freesources.org
Mon Mar 7 00:01:58 UTC 2011
After thinking again I close this bug. I don't see any benefit in
tagging it wontfix. It's not a feature request that should be documented
while never being implemented. Harald, in case that you really want case
insensitive commandline options, please further discuss this with
On 22/02/2011 Jonas wrote:
> tag 614118 +wontfix
> Hello Harald,
> On 19/02/2011 Harald Dunkel wrote:
> > cryptsetup shouldn't be so picky about upper and lower case characters
> > on the command line. The current options "LuksOpen", "LuksClose", etc.
> > have no advantage over "luksopen", "luksclose", etc. but they are much
> > more error-prone.
> case-insensitive commandline argements are rather uncommon. the
> cryptsetup upstream maintainer already stated that he's not willed to
> change this common practise for cryptsetup.
> i'll tag this bugreport as wontfix, even though I'd prefer to simply
> close it. maybe you could comment on the conversation with milan and
> close the bugreport yourself if you're ok with the explanation.
> see my conversation with milan broz:
> regarding this bug:
> > On 02/20/2011 06:45 PM, Jonas Meurer wrote:
> > > To me it's a matter of taste whether the cryptsetup commands are
> > > case-sensitive or not. One might either argue that it doesn't hurt to
> > > support lowercase commands like 'luksformat' and 'luksopen' as well, or
> > > argue that commandline options are _always_ case-sensitive for common
> > > commandline applications.
> > and passphrases are also case sensitive:-)
> > >
> > > If you decide that cryptsetup commands stay case sensitive, then I'll
> > > simply tag the bugreport as wontfix.
> > Well, I did not invented that, I do not like combined case commands there
> > too much but I do not want to change it now (most users which have problems
> > here will use some GUI wrapper or so anyway).
> > Argument is the same like for "type uppercase yes" - it forces people
> > to think before it blindly answer yes or issue some command.
> > You should have some uppercase chars in passphrase so using it in command
> > should not hurt:-)
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