Proposed argument changes to ntpq (fixing bug #319)

Ian Bruene ianbruene at
Wed Jun 7 23:31:15 UTC 2017

Currently ntpq has -d and -D flags which function much like the ones for 
ntpd. Except that the -d flag also sets ntpq to log to a file instead of 
stderr because, um, reasons?

Proposed interface change:

-d/-D remain, but *only* affect the debug level

Add flag -l / --log-file (alt: -f, etc) turns on logging to a file with 
the default logging filename.

Add flag -L / --log-filename (alt: -F, etc) on logging to a file, with 
the user provided filename.

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