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authorPaul Eggleton <paul.eggleton@linux.intel.com>2015-02-05 14:04:00 +0000
committerRichard Purdie <richard.purdie@linuxfoundation.org>2015-02-07 18:52:45 +0000
commit2c59b2b20c32577085645056e4cbf4f9c259e4d7 (patch)
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parentec3378f3a7013e289daa0f5c52329488b861f99c (diff)
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recipetool: improve command-line help
Based on feedback from Scott Rifenbark <scott.m.rifenbark@intel.com> Signed-off-by: Paul Eggleton <paul.eggleton@linux.intel.com> Signed-off-by: Ross Burton <ross.burton@intel.com>
Diffstat (limited to 'scripts')
-rw-r--r--scripts/lib/recipetool/create.py8
-rwxr-xr-xscripts/recipetool6
2 files changed, 8 insertions, 6 deletions
diff --git a/scripts/lib/recipetool/create.py b/scripts/lib/recipetool/create.py
index 38f5eadaf5..290fc1386b 100644
--- a/scripts/lib/recipetool/create.py
+++ b/scripts/lib/recipetool/create.py
@@ -406,10 +406,12 @@ def convert_debian(debpath):
def register_command(subparsers):
- parser_create = subparsers.add_parser('create', help='Create a new recipe')
+ parser_create = subparsers.add_parser('create',
+ help='Create a new recipe',
+ description='Creates a new recipe from a source tree')
parser_create.add_argument('source', help='Path or URL to source')
- parser_create.add_argument('-o', '--outfile', help='Full path and filename to recipe to add', required=True)
+ parser_create.add_argument('-o', '--outfile', help='Specify filename for recipe to create', required=True)
parser_create.add_argument('-m', '--machine', help='Make recipe machine-specific as opposed to architecture-specific', action='store_true')
- parser_create.add_argument('-x', '--externalsrc', help='Assuming source is a URL, fetch it and extract it to the specified directory')
+ parser_create.add_argument('-x', '--extract-to', metavar='EXTRACTPATH', help='Assuming source is a URL, fetch it and extract it to the directory specified as %(metavar)s')
parser_create.set_defaults(func=create_recipe)
diff --git a/scripts/recipetool b/scripts/recipetool
index 70e6b6c877..2cfa763201 100755
--- a/scripts/recipetool
+++ b/scripts/recipetool
@@ -49,11 +49,11 @@ def main():
sys.exit(1)
parser = argparse.ArgumentParser(description="OpenEmbedded recipe tool",
- epilog="Use %(prog)s <command> --help to get help on a specific command")
+ epilog="Use %(prog)s <subcommand> --help to get help on a specific command")
parser.add_argument('-d', '--debug', help='Enable debug output', action='store_true')
parser.add_argument('-q', '--quiet', help='Print only errors', action='store_true')
- parser.add_argument('--color', help='Colorize output', choices=['auto', 'always', 'never'], default='auto')
- subparsers = parser.add_subparsers()
+ parser.add_argument('--color', choices=['auto', 'always', 'never'], default='auto', help='Colorize output (where %(metavar)s is %(choices)s)', metavar='COLOR')
+ subparsers = parser.add_subparsers(title='subcommands', metavar='<subcommand>')
scriptutils.load_plugins(logger, plugins, os.path.join(scripts_path, 'lib', 'recipetool'))
registered = False