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From: Ben Boeckel <mathstuf@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2016 15:50:19 -0400

   On Mon, Aug 22, 2016 at 20:56:25 +0200, Martin Hoßbach wrote:
   > The main problem for me is that I have to trust that "no output means
   > everything went right". What is important for me is mainly that there
   > is some output that I can quickly scan for error messages, and also to
   > check if the numbers make sense. So I would suggest a verbosity
   > similar to "obnam backup", so maybe something like:
   > "Deleted 3 out of 135 generations in 5m23sec"
   
   Maybe also "504 MiB freed"?
   
   --Ben
   
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From: Martin Hoßbach <mhossbach@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2016 19:19:54 +0200

   Since I run obnam from a cron job, debug output helps me review what
   obnam has done. However, "obnam forget" is not particularly helpful.
   I'm not sure if I just missed the configuration switch, but I can't
   seem to make the call of "obnam forget" to output anything helpful to
   stdout.
   
   Am I just blind?
   
   Thanks for your help
   Martin
   
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From: Jan Brodda <jan@janbrodda.de>
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2016 20:30:49 +0000

   As far as i remember, obnam does output something like "deleting versions,
   3/5 done".
   
   Isn't this output enough for your needs?
   
   ------
   Jan
   Martin Hoßbach <mhossbach@gmail.com> schrieb am Mo., 22. Aug. 2016 um 22:11:
   
   > On Mon, Aug 22, 2016 at 9:50 PM, Ben Boeckel <mathstuf@gmail.com> wrote:
   > > Maybe also "504 MiB freed"?
   >
   > I have no idea how complicated it is to collect this information, and
   > I personally wouldn't need it. But that's just my opinion.
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From: Lars Wirzenius <liw@liw.fi>
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2016 20:37:01 +0300

   On Mon, Aug 22, 2016 at 07:19:54PM +0200, Martin Hoßbach wrote:
   > Since I run obnam from a cron job, debug output helps me review what
   > obnam has done. However, "obnam forget" is not particularly helpful.
   > I'm not sure if I just missed the configuration switch, but I can't
   > seem to make the call of "obnam forget" to output anything helpful to
   > stdout.
   > 
   > Am I just blind?
   
   Probably not. Can you specify what you would like to know? Let's
   assume someone makes "obnam forget --verbose" output something that's
   useful for you from cron job mails, what would that output be?
From: Martin Hoßbach <mhossbach@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2016 20:56:25 +0200

   The main problem for me is that I have to trust that "no output means
   everything went right". What is important for me is mainly that there
   is some output that I can quickly scan for error messages, and also to
   check if the numbers make sense. So I would suggest a verbosity
   similar to "obnam backup", so maybe something like:
   "Deleted 3 out of 135 generations in 5m23sec"
   
   In the end, anything is better than nothing, actually, because right
   now I just have to assume that "no news is good news".
   
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From: Martin Hoßbach <mhossbach@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2016 22:11:07 +0200

   On Mon, Aug 22, 2016 at 9:50 PM, Ben Boeckel <mathstuf@gmail.com> wrote:
   > Maybe also "504 MiB freed"?
   
   I have no idea how complicated it is to collect this information, and
   I personally wouldn't need it. But that's just my opinion.
   
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From: Martin Hoßbach <mhossbach@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2016 22:32:42 +0200

   It is. It just doesn't go to stdout, so in the end doesn't show up in my email.
   
   On Mon, Aug 22, 2016 at 10:30 PM, Jan Brodda <jan@janbrodda.de> wrote:
   > As far as i remember, obnam does output something like "deleting versions,
   > 3/5 done".
   >
   > Isn't this output enough for your needs?
   >
   > ------
   > Jan
   > Martin Hoßbach <mhossbach@gmail.com> schrieb am Mo., 22. Aug. 2016 um 22:11:
   >>
   >> On Mon, Aug 22, 2016 at 9:50 PM, Ben Boeckel <mathstuf@gmail.com> wrote:
   >> > Maybe also "504 MiB freed"?
   >>
   >> I have no idea how complicated it is to collect this information, and
   >> I personally wouldn't need it. But that's just my opinion.
   >>
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