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I miss a list of all "global options" in the man page #10566

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u20221022 opened this issue Feb 19, 2023 · 6 comments
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I miss a list of all "global options" in the man page #10566

u20221022 opened this issue Feb 19, 2023 · 6 comments

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I did this

curl.exe --manual | FindStr /C:"Global options" /C:"--fail-early." /N
2686: the -:, --next instruction. Global options include -v, --ver-
2687: bose, --trace, --trace-ascii and --fail-early.

I expected the following

Full and clear list of global options in manual or (better) existence of distinctive prefixes in their names.

curl/libcurl version

7.88.0
[curl -V output]
curl 7.88.0 (x86_64-w64-mingw32) libcurl/7.88.0 OpenSSL/3.0.8 (Schannel) zlib/1.2.13 brotli/1.0.9 zstd/1.5.4 WinIDN libssh2/1.10.0 nghttp2/1.52.0 ngtcp2/0.13.1 nghttp3/0.8.0 libgsasl/2.2.0
Release-Date: 2023-02-15
Protocols: dict file ftp ftps gopher gophers http https imap imaps ldap ldaps mqtt pop3 pop3s rtsp scp sftp smb smbs smtp smtps telnet tftp ws wss
Features: alt-svc AsynchDNS brotli gsasl HSTS HTTP2 HTTP3 HTTPS-proxy IDN IPv6 Kerberos Largefile libz MultiSSL NTLM SPNEGO SSL SSPI threadsafe TLS-SRP UnixSockets zstd

operating system

MS Windows 10

@bagder bagder changed the title Global options I miss a list of all "global options" in the man page Feb 19, 2023
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bagder commented Feb 19, 2023

This is not a bug. Feel free to help extend the documentation.

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u20221022 commented Feb 19, 2023

Feel free to help extend the documentation.

How? Is this full list:
--fail-early/--no-fail-early
--libcurl <file>
--parallel-immediate/--no-parallel-immediate
--parallel-max <num>
-Z, --parallel/--no-parallel
-#, --progress-bar/--no-progress-bar
-S, --show-error/--no-show-error
--stderr <file>/--stderr -
--styled-output/--no-styled-output
--trace-ascii <file>/--trace-ascii -
--trace-time/--no-trace-time
--trace <file>/--trace -/--trace %
-v, --verbose/--no-verbose

I can not know it better than the developers.

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bagder commented Feb 19, 2023

I can not know it better than the developers.

We're all developers. This is an open source project and everyone is encouraged to help out.

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u20221022 commented Feb 19, 2023

We're all developers. This is an open source project and everyone is encouraged to help out.

Specifically, how can I help? I did create the list above. And what?
Update:
I prefere prefixes in global options names, but it impossible. The structure of cURL options is very chaotic.

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bagder commented Feb 20, 2023

You can write the docs and provide a pull-request.

The list is helpful, but we also need to figure out how and where to present that list. We should probably describe the concept of global vs non-global options in association with that list.

The structure of cURL options is very chaotic.

They have been gradually and continuously developed and added over twenty-five years and we don't break existing behavior. It's a mighty difficult task.

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u20221022 commented Feb 20, 2023

You can write the docs and provide a pull-request.

I know English too poorly, so I cannot clearly explain why this action is unacceptable to me. Sorry.

The list is helpful

All this list – from «curl.exe --manual» only.
Update. Please, add to manual the explicit(!) list of options, that acting immediately: «--help», «--manual» and «--version». This behavior is not at all obvious.

the concept of global vs non-global options

Prefix «no-» for negative options already exist. What about prefix for global options? Any options may be convert to global in this way.

It's a mighty difficult task.

Of course.

bagder added a commit that referenced this issue Feb 21, 2023
@bagder bagder closed this as completed in 86ec17b Feb 22, 2023
bch pushed a commit to bch/curl that referenced this issue Jul 19, 2023
gen.pl now outputs a generic explanations for them for each option

Fixes curl#10566
Reported-by: u20221022 on github
Closes curl#10584
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