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Re: Feature freeze for 7.18.0

From: Dan Fandrich <>
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2008 14:25:11 -0800

On Mon, Jan 14, 2008 at 10:33:05PM +0200, Maxim Perenesenko wrote:
> src/main.c:743
> " --socks5 <host[:port]> SOCKS5 proxy on given host + port",
> " --socks5-hostname <host[:port]> SOCKS5 proxy, pass name instead of IP",
> I guess, non-guru user, which haven't read our discussion thread about
> proxy resolve, will be sure that right usage of these options would be:
> --socks5
> --socks5-hostname localhost:8080
> Maybe something like the
> "--socks5-hostname <host[:port]> SOCKS5 proxy, pass host name instead of IP to the proxy"
> would be more clear for non-skilled users of curl tool.

That's a good point--that description looks like it might apply to the host
argument. Your proposed is a bit long as it doesn't fit on a single 80
character line. What about:

  --socks5-hostname <host[:port]> SOCKS5 proxy, resolve addresses remotely

>>> Dan

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