#6 3.2: option -h is too terse. Should print SYNOPSIS

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bofh28
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2012-10-21
2012-02-01
Jari Aalto
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Output of -h:

crunch version 3.2
Please refer to the man page for instructions and examples on how to use crunch.

This is too terse. Please consider at least displaying the basic SYNOPSIS, like:

Synopsis: crunch <min-len> <max-len> [characters] [other options]

... Follpwed by one paragraph to explain what the program is intended for,

Discussion

  • bofh28
    bofh28
    2012-02-02

    I agree with this. I wonder if I can have crunch pull this information from the man page. This would save me from having to duplicate text.

    I will see what I can do.

     
  • Jari Aalto
    Jari Aalto
    2012-02-02

    No need to consult manual page. Just simple:

    Synopsis: <.......short one....>
    
    Here is one small, say 3-4 line summary, summary of the program
    in one paragraph.
    

    That would be fine.

     
  • bofh28
    bofh28
    2012-02-03

    I updated the help screen to include some more information.