[vorbis] OggEnc help file

Moritz Grimm gtgbr at gmx.net
Tue Sep 4 11:12:48 PDT 2001

Gian-Carlo Pascutto wrote:
> >> Somebody asked how to use OggEnc a while ago.
> >> Usage: oggenc [options] input.wav [...]
> >LOL!
> I don't see whats so funny about this. When I tried
> to use oggenc on a Windows box some time ago I ran
> into the same problem. There's no scrollback buffer
> and 'oggenc -h | more' just doesn't work. Yes, Windows
> sucks but that doesn't mean you can just screw all
> it's users.
> IIRC LAME solves this by asking you to enter a key
> before dumping another screenful of help.
> Perhaps oggenc could offer something similar?

I believe that this problem comes from oggenc sending the help message
to stderr instead of stdout. Under unix, both "oggenc -h > ogghelp.txt"
and piping the output to less or more don't work (for me). The only way
to read the output on dumb terminals with no scrollback buffer is to do
"oggenc -h 2> ogghelp.txt". No idea whether this works under
Windows/DOS, but I guess not.

Michael, does sending the help to stderr have any purpose I don't see
here? If not, I think it would be a nice idea to change that to stderr


P.S.: Oops, Michael answered already. Anyways, see this as a hint how to
dump the help to a file. :P

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