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Ticket #524 (closed task: fixed)

Opened 2010-07-29T13:41:57-05:00

Last modified 2010-11-17T03:13:14-06:00

Better documentation for command line tools

Reported by: melissa Owned by: melissa
Priority: major Milestone: bio-formats-4.2.1
Component: bio-formats Severity: major
Keywords: Cc: jmoore, curtis
Blocked By: Blocking:


bfconvert, in particular, has some dangerously non-intuitive behavior. Some users would expect 'bfconvert *.png test.ome.tiff' to stitch all of the PNG files into a single OME-TIFF. What actually happens, though, is that the first PNG file is converted to the second PNG. We need to document this, and perhaps prompt the user if they actually intend to overwrite a file.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 2010-07-29T14:12:43-05:00 by melissa

Command line tools should also exit immediately if an unknown flag is specified.

comment:2 Changed 2010-08-10T14:39:42-05:00 by melissa

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

(In [6785]) * bfconvert and showinf now exit if an unknown flag or argument is specified.

  • bfconvert now prompts the user if the specified output file already exists.

Closes #524.

comment:3 Changed 2010-11-17T03:13:14-06:00 by melissa

  • Cc jmoore added; josh removed