New LSB header for interactive scripts?

Dr. Werner Fink werner at
Thu Jun 25 09:35:42 UTC 2009

On Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 11:21:45AM +0200, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> [Dr. Werner Fink]
> > I like this idea :)
> Great.  I'll get it implemented in Debian soon.
> > And IMHO it would be great if this would become part of the next LSB
> > spec (without the X-).
> Yeah.  Anyone here with contacts in the LSB workgroup capable of
> pushing it into it?
> Should any value be accepted, or should it only accept for example
> 'true' to set the interactive flag?

`true' or `yes' would be fine ... on the other hand simply
using the keyword its is sufficient enough IMHO. That is

  # X-Interactive

marks the script as interactive as well as

  # X-Interactive: true

whereas not using this keyword or using any other value after
the colon (even empty) should leave the script within the parallel


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