Bug#805573: mate-session-manager: mate-session-inhibit manpage and the way it works is confusing

John Paul Adrian Glaubitz glaubitz at physik.fu-berlin.de
Thu Nov 19 17:43:03 UTC 2015

> On Nov 19, 2015, at 6:10 PM, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz <glaubitz at physik.fu-berlin.de> wrote:
>> [$] mate-session-inhibit --inhibit:idle:logout
>> Failed to execute --inhibit:idle:logout
> Well, you used the wrong syntax.
> It's "mate-session-inihibit --inhibit idle:logout", there is no colon after "--inhibit" as you can see from the help text which clearly states "mate-session-inhibit --inhibit ARG".
> I don't think this is a bug.

Btw, because I wasn't clear enough:

"mate-session-inhibit --inhibit logout" is to be followed by an actual command which is responsible for the inhibiting. That's why your first attempt resulted in an error message as well.


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