[Techtalk] Day 3, no Windows

Sophie sophie at cats.meow.at
Fri Aug 16 11:29:40 EST 2002

On Fri, Aug/16/02 10:12:25AM +0100, hobbit at aloss.ukuu.org.uk wrote:
> I love this kind of "what would happen if..?" option.
>  o rsync and gnupg both have --dry-run/-n. 
>  o rpm has a --test option (this won't do post-install script checks;
>    but it tells you what would happen if you de the rest. I use it a 
>    lot to check dependencies. Roundabout way to do it, but..) 
>  o cdrecord has a -dummy (one hyphen) option (it goes through all the
>    motions but with no laser)

  o openbsd's ports have "fake installs" (see http://www.openbsd.org/porting/diffs.html)
  o emerge (the package management system of www.gentoo.org) has --pretend which recurses through dependancies
  o mutt has "send this mail: yes/no?" - not sure if it counts here, but I do postpone messages alot ;)

- sophie

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