Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 639905
No command line help available.
Last modified: 2014-01-12 19:26:32 EST
Fedora eclipse doesn't have a man page and recognizes neither -h, -help nor --help.
I would expect something like the content of http://help.eclipse.org/galileo/topic/org.eclipse.platform.doc.isv/reference/misc/runtime-options.html to be easily available.
IIRC -h used to work.
Hmm, I don't remember -h working. When was this?
According to upstream there is no man page because eclipse executable can be used to start different applications.
With respect to man page, here are some related bugs:
https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=291988 (It would be good if you could +1 on this)
(In reply to comment #1)
> Hmm, I don't remember -h working. When was this?
Ok, I guess you know, so that must be a combination of my bad memory and hopeful thinking ;-)
So please take this as a request from a naive user.
I think it is a fair expection that options like -debug -console -clean (taken from memory) should be available as man or in -h (or on an info page if you don't like your users ;-) )
(FWIW /me don't like "closed upstream" as long as there is an unresolved issue.)
I'm not closing bugs like this but I can't promise that I'll work on it too.
Chris, would you please check upstream and if there isn't such bug open one and close this one after that as we would definetely not work on this as part of fedora. The new Equinox console might have opened some possibilities for better user help.
The issue is that the upstream binary launcher can be used for RCP apps and many things so it's next to impossible to put IDE-specific information in there. A upstream bug is:
Other related information is the list of bugs open with the launcher (none which contain a request to add "--help" output AFAICT):
and the list of runtime options: