[1/3] policycoreutils/setfiles: stdout messages don't need program prefix
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Message ID 20170326162245.21135-1-alan.christopher.jenkins@gmail.com
State Not Applicable
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Alan Jenkins March 26, 2017, 4:22 p.m. UTC
I suggested that if you run a command for its informational output (by
passing  `-v`), you don't expect it to be prefixed with the program name.
Prefixing is used for error messages, so you can tell where your shell
script blew up :).  If a script is running a command for its informational
output, it's usually the script's responsibility to make sure it's in
context, e.g. providing headers if there are multiple sections of output.

Removing the program name from setfiles/restorecon output is particularly
useful because it generates very long lines.  But also, it actually helps
highlight where there are error messages - the prefix will make them
stand out visually.

Signed-off-by: Alan Jenkins <alan.christopher.jenkins@gmail.com>
---
 policycoreutils/setfiles/setfiles.c | 10 ++++++++--
 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

Comments

James Carter March 28, 2017, 7:56 p.m. UTC | #1
On 03/26/2017 12:22 PM, Alan Jenkins wrote:
> I suggested that if you run a command for its informational output (by
> passing  `-v`), you don't expect it to be prefixed with the program name.
> Prefixing is used for error messages, so you can tell where your shell
> script blew up :).  If a script is running a command for its informational
> output, it's usually the script's responsibility to make sure it's in
> context, e.g. providing headers if there are multiple sections of output.
>
> Removing the program name from setfiles/restorecon output is particularly
> useful because it generates very long lines.  But also, it actually helps
> highlight where there are error messages - the prefix will make them
> stand out visually.
>
> Signed-off-by: Alan Jenkins <alan.christopher.jenkins@gmail.com>

All three of these have been applied.

Thanks,
Jim

> ---
>  policycoreutils/setfiles/setfiles.c | 10 ++++++++--
>  1 file changed, 8 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/policycoreutils/setfiles/setfiles.c b/policycoreutils/setfiles/setfiles.c
> index 6f69c90..83e0b2a 100644
> --- a/policycoreutils/setfiles/setfiles.c
> +++ b/policycoreutils/setfiles/setfiles.c
> @@ -142,9 +142,15 @@ static int __attribute__ ((format(printf, 2, 3)))
>  log_callback(int type, const char *fmt, ...)
>  {
>  	int rc;
> -	FILE *out = (type == SELINUX_INFO) ? stdout : stderr;
> +	FILE *out;
>  	va_list ap;
> -	fprintf(out, "%s: ", r_opts.progname);
> +
> +	if (type == SELINUX_INFO) {
> +		out = stdout;
> +	} else {
> +		out = stderr;
> +		fprintf(out, "%s: ", r_opts.progname);
> +	}
>  	va_start(ap, fmt);
>  	rc = vfprintf(out, fmt, ap);
>  	va_end(ap);
>

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diff --git a/policycoreutils/setfiles/setfiles.c b/policycoreutils/setfiles/setfiles.c
index 6f69c90..83e0b2a 100644
--- a/policycoreutils/setfiles/setfiles.c
+++ b/policycoreutils/setfiles/setfiles.c
@@ -142,9 +142,15 @@  static int __attribute__ ((format(printf, 2, 3)))
 log_callback(int type, const char *fmt, ...)
 {
 	int rc;
-	FILE *out = (type == SELINUX_INFO) ? stdout : stderr;
+	FILE *out;
 	va_list ap;
-	fprintf(out, "%s: ", r_opts.progname);
+
+	if (type == SELINUX_INFO) {
+		out = stdout;
+	} else {
+		out = stderr;
+		fprintf(out, "%s: ", r_opts.progname);
+	}
 	va_start(ap, fmt);
 	rc = vfprintf(out, fmt, ap);
 	va_end(ap);