Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 621832
Man page is missing options mentioned in --help
Last modified: 2012-05-11 04:24:37 EDT
Description of problem:
In 'rpm --help' there are some options printed that are not mentioned in the man page. For example:
(and maybe some others)
can be found in 'rpm --help', but can't be found in 'man rpm'.
I believe the man page should describe all available options. Certainly all options available in --help printout should be mentioned there.
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The manual has seen quite a few additions since this was reported, eg --eval and --define are now documented. --macros is something that would probably be better off being hidden than documented as its not a particularly useful option, being the way it is.
(In reply to comment #5)
> --macros is something that would probably be
> better off being hidden than documented as its not a particularly useful
> option, being the way it is.
Let's document then why it is not particularly useful. Having this information is better than not having it at all.