FileUtils verbose mode prints output to stderr
I'm using a plugin in a Ruby on Rails application that uses FileUtils's cp_r method to copy files into place (with verbose mode on). When deploying my application with Capistrano, I get several "error" lines during this part (http://groups.google.com/group/capistrano/browse_thread/thread/64e95a26af3035cd?pli=1).
It appears that FileUtils#cp_r prints all output in verbose mode to stderr, even if the output is not erroneous (http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3163585/getting-executed-command-from-ruby-fileutils). It seems that fu_output_message (and related code) should be changed so that output goes to stdout and errors go to stderr, as usual.
Updated by jeremyevans0 (Jeremy Evans) 2 months ago
- Backport set to 2.5: UNKNOWN, 2.6: UNKNOWN
- ruby -v deleted (
- Description updated (diff)
- Subject changed from FileUtils#cp_r verbose mode prints output to stderr to FileUtils verbose mode prints output to stderr
- Project changed from Ruby 1.8 to Ruby master
This was set to the Ruby 1.8 tracker, but I think it is still an issue currently for all
FileUtils methods. Changing the default behavior could possibly be done in Ruby 3, and potentially we could add an option for
$stdout (or another
IO stream) for non-error messages in 2.7.
Updated by jeremyevans0 (Jeremy Evans) about 2 months ago
- Target version set to Next Major
After a more thorough review,
fu_output_message is only called in verbose mode. You can get the behavior you want via:
before calling other methods on FileUtils. I think changing the default from
$stdout should be done in Ruby 3.