Bug 44051 - No documentation of -a option
No documentation of -a option
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: playmidi (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 2001-06-10 17:32 EDT by Jón Fairbairn
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:21 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-06-15 18:10:02 EDT
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Description Jón Fairbairn 2001-06-10 17:32:27 EDT
Description of Problem:
playmidi requires the option "-a" to work on an awe soundcard.
Neither the man page nor /usr/share/doc/playmidi-2.4/*
mentions this.

How Reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. man playmidi
2. /-a
3. egrep -e "-a" /usr/share/doc/playmidi-2.4/*

Actual Results:
no output from grep ;-)

22:31:05 pictogramme: rpm -q playmidi

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Comment 1 Michael Schwendt 2001-06-15 14:44:07 EDT
See playmidi -h
Comment 2 Jón Fairbairn 2001-06-15 18:09:58 EDT
Mmm.  I found that (eventually -- not before getting the option by stracing
sndconfig!), but a man page that contains only part of the info is a Bad Thing.

I'm all in favour of self-documenting programmes, but it's better to have one
fact one place -- the programme should get the info from the same place as the
man page.
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2001-07-16 23:47:42 EDT
Fixed in playmidi-2.4-15, thanks!

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