"subdownloader --help" contains info that "man subdownloader" doesn't

Bug #999333 reported by John Dutch on 2012-05-14
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
SubDownloader
Status tracked in Trunk
Trunk
Undecided
Alessandro Losavio

Bug Description

version: 2.0.14
OS: Linux

[PROBLEM]
Ok, so I feel a bit silly for reporting this, but it confused me for over an hour so it might confuse other people too.

I always thought that "man command" was the elaborate version of the documentation of any linux command, and that "man --help" would only show a summary of the manual, possibly not even mentioning all the options.

So when I look for an option I usually check the man pages because I figure if i'm going to find it anywhere, I'm going to find it there.

When I found that the default setting when running subdownloader without the GUI is that downloaded subtitle files are NOT renamed to match the video file (which was also unexpected by the way), I went to look for an option to rename the subs to match the video files.

I read the man page like 5 times. I googled. I couldn't find it. I did find a mention of such an option for the "subdl" software on a site that was archived in the way back machine (web.archive.org - I was just *that* desparate ;) ), so that I did have hope it would still exist as an option.

So finally I did try the --help option and to my surprise I found a whole bunch of options I hadn't seen before including the --rename-subs option.

[EXPECTED]
I had expected any available option to be mentioned and explained in the man page.

[ALSO]
I do love subdownloader! Thanks!!

Changed in subdownloader:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in subdownloader:
assignee: nobody → Alessandro Losavio (alo21)
Changed in subdownloader:
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Changed in subdownloader:
milestone: none → 2.0.15-1ubuntu1
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