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Re: terminal --silent option

From: Henrik Nordstrom
Subject: Re: terminal --silent option
Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2002 12:34:32 +0200

Well.. I need it to be completely silent on the serial unless . We are 
running this on an appliance type of device, and the user is not supposed to 
notice there is a boot console on the serial port in the first place unless 
he really has a reason to, in which case he will have the needed instructions.

Having a nicer "Press any key to continue" message is another issue I think. 
In fact if I must print something I prefer to print the current message as I 
have timeout=1 which makes a wheel somewhat pointless..


Christoph Plattner wrote:
> Hello,
> I don't think it is a good idea, simple supressing is the output.
> The user should have a feeling, if he can "take" the console or not,
> and also the start and stop of the time window he can "take" the
> console.
> So a simple other mechanism is better, for example a simple wheel
> `|', `/', `-', `/' rotating the number of seconds waiting for user
> reaction. At user reaction, the wheel can be propably erased, but this
> single character is not a problem on display.
> What do you think .... ?? (discussion) ....
> With friendly regards
> Christoph Plattner
> Henrik Nordstrom wrote:
> > --silent option to the terminal commant to supress the "Press any key
> > to continue" message, useful in combination with --timeout.
> >
> > Regards
> > Henrik Nordström
> >
> >  
> > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > Name: terminal_silent.diff
> >    terminal_silent.diff       Type: text/x-diff
> >                           Encoding: 8bit
> >                        Description: terminal --silent option

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