'ntpq -c ":config"' does not work (it probably never did)

Eric S. Raymond esr at thyrsus.com
Thu Sep 12 04:13:19 UTC 2019

Matthew Selsky via devel <devel at ntpsec.org>:
> On Mon, Sep 09, 2019 at 08:46:26AM -0700, James Browning via devel wrote:
> >    While working on a script, I stumbled across this issue. the cmd.Cmd
> >    class does not call its precmd function from its onecmd function in
> >    either Python 2.7 or 3.6. I see several possible paths forward.
> > 
> >    1. Ignore the issue and hope it goes away.
> >    2. Report it upstream.
> >    3. Change over to hot_config option exclusively.
> >    4. Add a wrapper to onecmd that fixes things.
> >    5. More extensive fixes to cmd.Cmd.
> >    6. Change to a new command-line interpreter.
> >    7. Another path I am not even considering.
> > 
> >    I would advocate for the wrapper or changing to hot_config as the least
> >    not good options at this time. Ignoring it stacks up technical debt for
> >    later. Upstream would probably say it works as intended. Changing to a
> >    new interpreter would throw away all the good work on this one. More
> >    extensive work is possible but probably beyond my capabilities.
> Yes, please talk to upstream and see what they recommend.  And this change
> should be documented in our incompatible changes list until we have a
> compatible function (or we decide to leave the feature out)

Or there's the simplest possible fix, which I just pushed.  The expression used
to process the argument of -c just changed from




Thanks for catching this.  If anything goes sproing, bug me.
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