[vlc-devel] Re: vlc --help is useless on windows

Gildas Bazin gbazin at altern.org
Mon Sep 5 22:27:47 CEST 2005

On Sunday 04 September 2005 02:19, Brian Robb wrote:
> The command: vlc --help is useless on windows, because vlc spawns a dos 
> window
> and prints the help info into it, leaving all but the last bit of help 
> visible.
> (You can't scroll up on windows...)
> You can't redirect it like: "vlc --help > help.txt" so you're stuck.

Actually "vlc --help" does work nicely on win32 but only if you use the 
cygwin shell (rxvt).

Your patch is also overcomplicated since you could just do:
freopen( "vlc-help.txt", "w", stdout );

Anyway, I'll try to apply something like that.


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