[erlang-questions] rebar help COMMAND

Adam Rutkowski <>
Tue Nov 13 10:40:15 CET 2012


+1

On 12 Nov 2012, at 16:40, Tuncer Ayaz wrote:

> While I was drafting how to implement a more useful 'rebar help'
> command which accepts an argument, I wondered how much interest there
> is for such a feature. It is inspired by similar help commands in
> other cli tools.
> 
> print common help string:
> $ rebar help
> $ rebar -h
> $ rebar --help
> 
> print command specific help string for all plugins implementing the
> given command:
> $ rebar help compile
> erlc_compiler:compile
>  On 'compile' rebar_erlc_compiler builds sources with the extensions
>  *.erl, *.yrl, *.xrl, <...> and accepts the following rebar.config
>  options:
>  erl_opts: [...]
> 
> plugin_2:compile
>  similar to above
> ...
> 
> I think such an enhancement can improve the discoverability of rebar
> commands and supported options quite a lot.
> 
> Is there enough interest that I should try to get this into the next
> release?
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--
Adam




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