0.6.15 Please don't send help to stderr after -h

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Jari Aalto
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0.6.15 Please don't send help to stderr after -h

Post by Jari Aalto » Sat Jun 30, 2012 12:32 pm

If user specifically requests help with option -h, this should not be considered an error condition to use strerr for output:

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  fsarchiver -h | less
When the output is sent to stderr, you can't pipe the test forward to pager or file without extra effort. This would be more in line with other programs that also use stdout: cp --help | less

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