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Re: Better curl --help demo

From: Dan Fandrich <>
Date: Mon, 18 May 2020 16:16:45 +0200

On Mon, May 11, 2020 at 10:11:18AM +0200, Kamil Dudka wrote:
> On Sunday, May 10, 2020 12:50:27 AM CEST Dan Fandrich wrote:
> > I gave a talk for curl://up 2020 this weekend about how we might improve the
> > curl help system. With 231 options, "curl -h" just overwhelms the user
> > right now. I quickly coded up a demo of what I had in mind so people can
> > get a flavour of what it might look like in practise. Run this script just
> > like you would curl itself and give it the --help option (and --help-demo)
> > to see what it's capable of (and what it might be capable of if actually
> > implemented):
> >
> >
> > See the talk and slides with more details at
> > (along with all the other
> > prerecorded talks).
> As already said on the meeting, I really like this idea. The demo script
> looks great, too. Thank you for working on this!

I'm unlikely to get a chance to implement this in the near future, so if
someone beats me to it, be my guest.
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Received on 2020-05-18