Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 604004
'man lftp' gives wrong default for xfer:clobber
Last modified: 2014-11-09 17:33:15 EST
Description of problem:
/usr/share/doc/lftp-4.0.7/NEWS states (correctly) that xfer:clobber
is off by default now, yet the man page still says "Default is on".
(And since the default has changed, "xfer:clobber" will be showing up
in error messages now, and people will look at the man page and wonder
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. head -3 /usr/share/doc/lftp-4.0.7/NEWS # right there on top
2. zgrep -A2 "xfer:clobber" /usr/share/man/man1/lftp.1.gz
From Step 1:
Version 4.0.7 - 2010-04-29
* make xfer:clobber off by default.
From Step 2:
.BR xfer:clobber \ (boolean)
if this setting is off, get commands will not overwrite existing
files and generate an error instead. Default is on.
Man page should say "Default is off."
It is left as an exercise to show that xfer:clobber is indeed off now
by default. Hint: Error message is:
get: license.chm: file already exists and xfer:clobber is unset
Be aware that 'man lftp | grep "xfer:clobber"' will not show anything,
due to embedded overstrike characters.
lftp-4.0.9-1.fc13 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 13.
lftp-4.0.9-1.fc13 has been pushed to the Fedora 13 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.