It we would agree that .git/motd should serve as MOTD file then at the beginning there would be no noise at all, because currently no repository contains that file.
I don't think developers would place there non-critical information about the repository. The community would blame them for that. Also if one does not like any additional noise, no one prevents him from adding --no-motd flag as the default. Thank you for attention. On Sun, Nov 18, 2012 at 5:34 PM, Drew Northup <n1xim.em...@gmail.com> wrote: > On Sun, Nov 18, 2012 at 11:04 AM, Adam Stankiewicz <shee...@sher.pl> wrote: >> I'm dreaming about git feature that shows custom message on git clone. >> It would be extremely helpful for informing the person cloning about >> init scripts he/she need to execute (for example submodule inits or >> hooks set up). For now there is no way to make sure cloning person >> will receive such message (unless he/she will read the README). > > So we should clog up the output (which may contain important error > messages) just to protect the user from themselves? > >> The server does not need to know if it's fetch or clone, if programmer >> executes git clone on client side, then the MOTD message would be >> shown. >> >> I think good candidate for MOTD message is .git/description (because >> for now no one seems to care about setting repository description). >> Another option is to introduce .git/motd file that would consist of >> some maximum number of non-control ASCII characters. >> >> I don't really see any security concerns. Git could filter any control >> characters from MOTD out, and automation script could add --no-motd >> flag. The could also be limit on MOTD file size so no one could >> "flood" the terminal window with MOTD messages. > > While I think that it is helpful and sometimes important to set the > description (especially for public repositories) I suspect that if > somebody is cloning it then they already have a good chance of knowing > what _should_ be in that file. This isn't a text-interactive session > on an FTP server of yore. > >> Also it's important to me that such message would be shown >> automatically by default and could be turned off, not the other way >> (for example --motd flag). > > Ummm....NO. I cannot see this being an improvement for enough users to > justify the extra noise. > > Granted, I am not the definitive word on much of anything around here, > but I cannot see this making much sense in the big picture of things. > If you wanted to make this change to something more like Google's > "repo" wrapper script that would make at least some modicum of sense > to me. > > -- > -Drew Northup > -------------------------------------------------------------- > "As opposed to vegetable or mineral error?" > -John Pescatore, SANS NewsBites Vol. 12 Num. 59 -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe git" in the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html