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shorter command-line help #297
The output of --help for most commands is larger than a standard 80x25 screen, so unless you use a tall terminal or a pager, it's likely that the bit of help you need will be offscreen most of the time. We brainstormed a few options, such as using -h and --help for shorter and longer help the way git does.
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Jan 30, 2017
We just have to think of what people want when they start. Reports could probably be slimmed down to 3 very commonly desired use cases and more help for the rest of the report commands mentioned conveniently just below the initial 3 report commands. Of course work on other areas can be done but this could be a good way to think. "what do people care the most about" and then just go with that.
EDIT: So I've looked at the Reporting commands in "hledger -h".
The first I thought (and probably many if not most people think) is "What's my balance?", followed by "What have I purchased?" and lastly, "Where is most of my money going?"
So the top 3 might be:
"To view additional reporting commands type _____"
That's the basic idea