Re: [hackers] [slock] No need for usage() || FRIGN

From: Christoph Lohmann <20h_AT_r-36.net>
Date: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 10:46:52 +0100

Greetings.

On Sun, 14 Feb 2016 10:46:52 +0100 git_AT_suckless.org wrote:
> commit a6dc051e3744ce5b14c54d2d246d3e8258207e76
> Author: FRIGN <dev_AT_frign.de>
> AuthorDate: Sun Feb 14 01:48:48 2016 +0100
> Commit: FRIGN <dev_AT_frign.de>
> CommitDate: Sun Feb 14 02:00:14 2016 +0100
>
> No need for usage()
>
> There are 2 arguments why -v and -h are broken:
>
> 1) if you are running off git, -v will show the last stable
> release, effectively making this option useless.
> people running stable versions leave open an attack surface
> this way in case there are vulnerabilities found.
> 99% of the people are also using package managers to keep
> their software up to date, instead of running $TOOL -v to
> check how old it is.
> 2) -h is a sad excuse for not just looking at the manual page
> (man 1 slock). Given we accept a post_lock_command, we can't
> be as liberal and just intercept certain flags.

Learn the basics: This is suckless software, which should be useful even
without a manpage or a package manager. I will mark this as yet another
┬╗FRIGN failure┬ź.


Sincerely,

Christoph Lohmann
Received on Sun Feb 14 2016 - 10:46:52 CET

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