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The fun of reading a help message

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Sometimes help messages are quite fun. I was having a look at the options –allow-default-onwer and –allow-root of the supybot command and couldn’t resist to share it with you. Find them below (in bold)

Supybot developers, thank you for making me laugh on a Sunday morning!

owlbot@atari:~$ supybot –help
Usage: supybot [options] configFile

–version show program’s version number and exit
-h, –help show this help message and exit
-P, –profile enables profiling
-n NICK, –nick=NICK nick the bot should use
-u USER, –user=USER full username the bot should use
-i IDENT, –ident=IDENT ident the bot should use
-d, –daemon Determines whether the bot will daemonize. This is a no-op on non-POSIX systems.
–allow-default-owner Determines whether the bot will allow its defaultCapabilities not to include “-owner”, thus giving all users the owner capability by default. This is dumb, hence we require a command-line option. Don’t do this.
–allow-root Determines whether the bot will be allowed to run as root. You don’t want this. Don’t do it. Even if you think you want it, you don’t. You’re probably dumb if you do this.
–debug Determines whether some extra debugging stuff will be logged in this script.

Written by sanacl

November 23, 2014 at 12:44 pm

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