[Reportbug-maint] Bug#329054: 'reportbug' won't play nice with 'yes N' pipe.

A. Costa agcosta at gis.net
Sun Mar 14 07:12:23 UTC 2010

On Sat, 13 Mar 2010 18:01:58 +0100
Sandro Tosi <morph at debian.org> wrote:

> Please use
> $ querybts --buglist xpdf
> (......)


Note for BTS readers:  when this bug was filed (2005) the '--buglist'
option didn't do the good stuff offered above.  In 2009, C. Chenet
wrote a nice patch:

	/usr/bin/querybts: Could provide option to list all bugs without user interaction

> I don't plan to support piping "yes" to reportbug in the general case:
> if you need something specific to be automated, then file a wishlist
> bug about it.

About this 'specific/general' input tradeoff... was there a reason for
not using ordinary standard input?  Some prompts are simple stuff like:

	Is the bug you found listed above [y|N|b|m|r|q|s|f|?]?

...where the input is a letter or number followed by <Enter>.  Nothing a
Bourne shell 'read' command couldn't handle.

Python people say it does stdio:

	How do I read from standard input using a Python script?
	Just read from sys.__stdin__ (aka sys.stdin).. for example, sys.stdin.read() 
	sys.stdin is a file object, and can be operated on as such. 


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