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Re: Bug#814743: [regression?] output of info --output without argument

From: Gavin Smith
Subject: Re: Bug#814743: [regression?] output of info --output without argument
Date: Sun, 21 Feb 2016 14:25:02 +0000

On 21 February 2016 at 14:16, Norbert Preining <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi Gavin,
>> "info --output -" outputs the dir node in the latest revision (svn
>> revision 7022). However, the invocation of info is complex with
> Thanks for that. I have tried this out and found only one peculiarity:
>         info --output ARG
> puts all the expected stuff into ARG (possibly stdout), but *also*
> issues a funny hex number to stderr:
>         info --output - 2>rrrr
> gives me e.g.:
>         $ cat rrrr
>         0x257b1b0
> These hex numbers change with every invocation.
> Is this intended?

No, it was a mistake. Should be fixed now (once the commit finishes -
committing to the repository has been painfully slow in the last week
or so).

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