On Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 10:52:00PM -0400, Theodore Ts'o wrote:
> Currently the -X option is intended to specify a set of expunging
> files which are stored in each test/* subdirectory. As described in
> the commit description for 0b1e8abd4, in order to exclude the test
> generic/280, the -X option is used as follows:
> $ cat tests/generic/3.0-stable-avoid
> $ sudo ./check -X 3.0-stable-avoid generic/280
> However, it is sometimes useful to store the set of expunged tests in
> a single file, outside of tests/* subdirectories. This commit allows
> the following:
> $ cat /root/conf/data_journal.exclude
> $ sudo ./check -X /root/conf/data_journal.exclude -g auto
> If the argument to the -X option is a pathname (that is, includes a
> '/' character), treat it as the latter case. If it the argument to
> the -X option is just a bare filename (that is, does not include '/'
> character), treat it as the former.
Can you add a new option rather than overloading the existing one
with new meanings and semantics?