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Re: -V, --verbose, as opposite of -s, --silent, --quiet

From: Paul Smith
Subject: Re: -V, --verbose, as opposite of -s, --silent, --quiet
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 09:06:24 -0400
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On Sat, 2021-10-23 at 03:01 +0200, Alejandro Colomar (man-pages) wrote:
> I'd like a project to use '--silent' by default, to have readable
> output, and hide most of the full commands, which would be too
> noisy. 
> So, ideally, I'd like to have 'MAKEFLAGS += --silent' in the
> Makefile.

Actually what you really want is the .SILENT special target.


That leads to this best-practice way to handle verbose output:


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