Bug 88901 - cpio verbose output is at error level 2
Summary: cpio verbose output is at error level 2
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: cpio
Version: 7.3
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Peter Vrabec
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
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Reported: 2003-04-15 14:15 UTC by paulm
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:53 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-12-21 12:54:22 UTC

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Description paulm 2003-04-15 14:15:06 UTC
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Description of problem:
I expected the verbose output of cpio to be level 1 output, actually it is 
level 2. This makes it difficult to distinguish/process errors using normal 
verbose output.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. find /home | cpio -ovB -O home.cpio > home.cpio.log
2. vi home.cpio.log , it is empty!
3. find /home | cpop -ovB -O home.cpio 2> home.cpio.log
4. vi home.cpio.log, it has the cpio verbose output.
5. Interestingly, if I run "cpio -ivt -I home.cpio > verify.log"
   the verify.log will contain cpio output. 

Actual Results:  If the "t" parameter is not used the verbose output goes to 
level 2
If the "t" parameter is used the verbose output goes to level 1.

Expected Results:  I expected cpio verbose output to be level 1 output in all 
cases, and cpio errors to be level 2 output.

Additional info:

I tried with the default 7.3 cpio version, then updated to cpio-2.5-3 and had 
same result.

Comment 1 Peter Vrabec 2004-12-21 12:54:22 UTC
cpio writes the archive onto the standard output. 
find /home | cpio -ovB > home.cpio > home.cpio.log

I think that's the reason it can't use stdout as verbose output. 

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