[Techtalk] Day 3, no Windows

Megan Golding meggolding at yahoo.com
Fri Aug 16 04:03:33 EST 2002

--- Sophie <sophie at cats.meow.at> wrote:
> 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 ;)

o cvs: -n option attempts to execute the CVS command but only issues
reports. This option doesn't remove, update, or merge existing files
or create new files.

Meg Golding    |    http://www.kalamitykat.com

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