A few random usability suggestions...

Roger Pack rogerdpack2 at gmail.com
Sat Apr 20 13:49:21 PDT 2013

Oops forgot to send this to the group.

On 11/18/11, Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at macports.org> wrote:
> On Nov 19, 2011, at 00:23, Roger Pack wrote:
>> I used macports today, and had a few usability "suggestions/feature
>> requests":
>> for what they're worth :)
>> Here goes...
>> If I do this:
>> $ sudo port install vlc -f
>> I'd expect it to be a "force install" the equivalent of
>> $ sudo port -f install vlc
>> instead, it surprised me by not doing a force install.  FWIW.
> Single-dash options like "-f" must appear immediately after the word "port",
> e.g. "sudo port -f install foo" (not that one should be using "-f" except in
> unusual circumstances).
> Double-dash options like "--enforce-variants" are specific to the subcommand
> and must appear immediately after the subcommand, i.e. "sudo port upgrade
> --enforce-variants foo"

It would be nice if the port command warned me, like

$ sudo port remove zlib --force

it would be kind if it spit out something like "ignoring unused
trailing --force parameter" or the like.  This bit me again recently.

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