getting at the help
- I just found out how hard it is to access the help information within
the Unison binary if you don't actually want to synchronise anything. I
was just wanting to check the semantics of one of the options and
'unison -help' was a bit too brief. I had to mess around creating a
couple of directories in /tmp just to get the user interface to start up
In the process I inadvertently added two 'root = ' lines to the default
profile (by just selecting the default options in the dialog boxes) and
finished up in a state where this would happen:
[mhw@sputnik mhw]$ unison /tmp/a /tmp/b
Wrong number of roots: 2 expected, but 4 provided (, , /tmp/b, /tmp/a)
(Maybe you gave roots both on the command line and in the profile?)
which took a few minutes thought to unravel.
How difficult would it be for the unison gui to carry on running if
there are fatal errors in the profile that has been selected? What about
bringing up the main window as well as the profile selection window when
you just type 'unison'? There should be some way to get the help on the
screen without having to work at it.
> How difficult would it be for the unison gui to carry on running ifGood points. But we need to rethink about the logic of the Unison/GUI
> there are fatal errors in the profile that has been selected? What about
> bringing up the main window as well as the profile selection window when
> you just type 'unison'? There should be some way to get the help on the
> screen without having to work at it.
states. Probably it's fairly easy to make the proposed change.
Otherwise we would rather wait till other more critical problems have been