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Bug 58816 - Man page is contradictory
Man page is contradictory
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
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Reported: 2002-01-24 22:37 EST by George Toft
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-01-24 22:37:44 EST
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Description George Toft 2002-01-24 22:37:39 EST
Description of Problem:
Man page and actual usage conflict.  First paragraph of the QUERY OPTIONS
section of the man page states:
You may specify the format that package information should be printed in. To do
this,  you  use  the  [--queryformat|-qf] option, followed by the format string.

Paragraph seven of the same section shows that -qf means "Query package owning

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. rpm  -qa --queryformat "%{NAME}\n"
2. rpm  -qa --qf "%{NAME}\n"
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2002-01-26 06:03:43 EST
Nope, --qf != -qf
	--qf is an alias for --queryformat
	-qf is an alias for --query --file

(Note : --qf is a long option. not a pair of short options).

Yes this is confusing.

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