[Nagiosplug-devel] Extra opts help text

Ton Voon ton.voon at opsera.com
Thu Apr 22 09:52:31 CEST 2010

On 22 Apr 2010, at 04:18, Thomas Guyot-Sionnest wrote:

> So I was syncing the c plugins, and noticed your string:
>> --extra-opts=[section][@file]
>>   Read options from an ini file. See http://nagiosplugins.org/extra-opts 
>>  for usage
> Exceeds the 80-character limit that we usually enforce on --help  
> output.

 From dev guidelines: "Code and output should try to respect the 80x25  
size of a crt (remember when fixing stuff in the server room!)"

I think the 80 char limit is a bit too conservative in this day and  
age (would you read a plugin help output on a terminal in a server  
room?), so I'd say some higher limit, say, 132 chars. But I guess  
that's just some other arbitrary number too.

Any opinions? In any event, I think I'll change the dev guidelines to  
remove the "server room" comment.


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