Opened 7 months ago

Last modified 7 months ago

#7740 reopened enhancement

Missing '-'prefix on ffmpeg options

Reported by: UlfZibis Owned by:
Priority: wish Component: documentation
Version: unspecified Keywords:
Cc: Blocked By:
Blocking: Reproduced by developer: no
Analyzed by developer: no


Summary of the bug:
Given a ffmpeg command line from somewhere.
If one wants to find the documentation of a given option he may search on the web site with "-option". To succeed this search, it would be helpful to list the options with a '-' prefixed. Also if studying the documentation, it would be helpful as saving the '-' in the list of options is very uncommon with Linux documentation on commands.
The statement "by specifying -option value" is quite difficult to find on such huge web pages and presupposes some avoidable thinking on what it may mean.
So _at least_ please add "(prefix the listed options with '-')".

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 7 months ago by cehoyos

  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

I don’t think this is a valid ticket but feel free to send a patch - made with git format-patch - to the development mailing list if you know what you want to change.

comment:2 Changed 7 months ago by llogan

  • Priority changed from normal to wish
  • Resolution invalid deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened
  • Type changed from defect to enhancement

It is inconsistent in the manual. Sometimes the - prefix is there and sometimes it isn't. We should make it consistent and add it where it is missing.

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