Last Comment Bug 123996 - certutil -H doesn't document "certutil -C -a"
: certutil -H doesn't document "certutil -C -a"
Product: NSS
Classification: Components
Component: Tools (show other bugs)
: 3.3.1
: All All
: P3 minor (vote)
: 3.12
Assigned To: Julien Pierre
Depends on:
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Reported: 2002-02-06 16:18 PST by Jamie Nicolson
Modified: 2007-07-05 20:19 PDT (History)
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Add documentation (2.46 KB, patch)
2007-07-05 18:48 PDT, Julien Pierre
nelson: review+
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Description Jamie Nicolson 2002-02-06 16:18:19 PST
The help page for certutil emphasizes that "certutil -C" takes a BINARY cert
request. It doesn't mention that you can specify the "-a" flag to accept an
ASCII cert request, which is what most people have anyway.
Comment 1 Wan-Teh Chang 2002-04-25 16:21:24 PDT
Changed the QA contact to Bishakha.
Comment 2 Wan-Teh Chang 2002-05-08 18:28:58 PDT
Changed the component to Tools.
Comment 3 Wan-Teh Chang 2002-05-08 18:34:21 PDT
Changed the component back to Documentation.  I am
not myself today.
Comment 4 Julien Pierre 2007-07-05 18:43:35 PDT
Actually I think tools was the right component, since the help page is in the tool itself.
Comment 5 Julien Pierre 2007-07-05 18:48:25 PDT
Created attachment 271165 [details] [diff] [review]
Add documentation
Comment 6 Nelson Bolyard (seldom reads bugmail) 2007-07-05 19:54:47 PDT
Comment on attachment 271165 [details] [diff] [review]
Add documentation

guessing about the real MIME content type of this attachment
Comment 7 Nelson Bolyard (seldom reads bugmail) 2007-07-05 19:55:18 PDT
Comment on attachment 271165 [details] [diff] [review]
Add documentation

Ah, it's a patch
Comment 8 Nelson Bolyard (seldom reads bugmail) 2007-07-05 19:59:34 PDT
Comment on attachment 271165 [details] [diff] [review]
Add documentation

sure, we can make this change.  But it's reaally time for someone to overhaul certutil's help/usage messages to eliminate all the duplication of information about common options.
Comment 9 Julien Pierre 2007-07-05 20:19:53 PDT
Thanks for the quick review, Nelson. The consolidation should be done in a separate bug.

I checked this in to the tip.

Checking in certutil.c;
/cvsroot/mozilla/security/nss/cmd/certutil/certutil.c,v  <--  certutil.c
new revision: 1.113; previous revision: 1.112

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