Bug 26560 - ntpd "usage" message redesign
ntpd "usage" message redesign
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: ntp (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Preston Brown
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2001-02-07 17:42 EST by Christian Rose
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:31 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-02-11 23:18:20 EST
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Description Christian Rose 2001-02-07 17:42:52 EST
#: /etc/rc.d/init.d/ntpd:72
msgid "Usage: ntpd {start|stop|restart|condrestart|status}"

If "ntpd" is replaced with $0 here, this message can be reused in
translations (other usage messages use $0), so that translators won't have
to translate each similar message individually. To make it more clear, what
I suggest is:

"Usage: $0 {start|stop|restart|condrestart|status}"
Comment 1 Preston Brown 2001-02-09 00:52:50 EST

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 26525 ***
Comment 2 Christian Rose 2001-02-11 23:18:16 EST
I don't think this is a duplicate - bug 26525 talks about using $prog in the
"starting/stopping", this is about using $0 in the usage message. 
If you use $prog or $0 in both, this would be inconsistent with many other
packages, and defeat the very purpose of similar messages to make it easier for
translators by message re-use...
Comment 3 Preston Brown 2001-02-12 13:29:17 EST
both issues were solved at the same time anyway.
Comment 4 Christian Rose 2001-02-12 17:46:40 EST
Ok. Thanks!

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