GNU bug report logs - #7618
doc: mktemp: improve '[deprecated]' notices

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Package: coreutils; Severity: wishlist; Reported by: jidanni@HIDDEN; dated Sun, 12 Dec 2010 01:04:02 UTC; Maintainer for coreutils is bug-coreutils@HIDDEN.
Changed bug title to 'doc: mktemp: improve '[deprecated]' notices' from 'man mktemp/[deprecated] clarification' Request was from Assaf Gordon <assafgordon@HIDDEN> to control <at> debbugs.gnu.org. Full text available.
Severity set to 'wishlist' from 'normal' Request was from Assaf Gordon <assafgordon@HIDDEN> to control <at> debbugs.gnu.org. Full text available.

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Subject: man mktemp/[deprecated] clarification
Date: Sun, 12 Dec 2010 08:05:51 +0800
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man mktemp
       -p DIR use DIR as a prefix; implies -t [deprecated]

       -t     interpret TEMPLATE as a single file name component, relative to a directory: $TMPDIR, if  set;
              else the directory specified via -p; else /tmp [deprecated]

It is not clear what is deprecated, -p, or both. Move [deprecated]
closer to the front of the sentence.

Or add a DEPRECATED OPTIONS section.

Also I know the info page says why, but at

       -u, --dry-run
              do not create anything; merely print a name (unsafe)

the reader thinks 'why, will it grind up my filesystem?'
If --dry-run is unsafe, then I'd hate to try --wet-run.

Say (unsafe to use for ....).




Acknowledgement sent to jidanni@HIDDEN:
New bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to bug-coreutils@HIDDEN. Full text available.
Report forwarded to owner <at> debbugs.gnu.org, bug-coreutils@HIDDEN:
bug#7618; Package coreutils. Full text available.
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