[Rubygems-developers] Suggestions regarding new CLI

Michael Neumann mneumann at ntecs.de
Sun Jun 20 07:18:35 EDT 2004


On Sun, Jun 20, 2004 at 06:31:46AM -0400, Chad Fowler wrote:
> 
> 
> On Sun, 20 Jun 2004, Gavin Sinclair wrote:
> 
> # I'm playing with gem2 currently and have some observations and
> # suggestions.  (I'm writing 'gem' instead of 'gem2'.)
> #
> #
> # 1. The output of 'gem --help' is rather busy.  I recommend this instead
> #    (indented only for clarity here):
> #
> #         Usage:
> #           gem <command> [options]
> #
> #         Examples:
> #           gem install -n log4r
> #           gem install -n log4r --version '> 1.0.5'
> #           gem query -n log
> #           gem build -n example.gemspec
> #
> #         Further help:
> #           gem --help install etc.          (help on specific command)
> #           gem --help-commands              (list all commands)
> #           gem --help-options               (help on common options)
> #           gem --help-examples              (many examples of usage)
> #
> #         Further information:
> #           http://rubygems.rubyforge.org
> #
> 
> Looks OK to me.

Personally, I'd prefer "gem help install" or "gem help", as "help"
itself is a command too.

Regards,

  Michael


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