#732 closed defect (worksforme)

Commands do not fail gracefully

Reported by: Ben Hussey <ben@…> Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: BitlBee Version: 3.0.1
Keywords: Cc:
IRC client+version: Client-independent Operating System: Linux
OS version/distro:


When trying to use various commands block X, account X list is is not obvious what the problem is when they fail due to the account not being logged in. e.g.

22:08:58 @<blip2> account 0 list
22:08:58 @<root> Unknown command: account [...] list. Please use help commands to get a list of available commands.
22:05:16 @<blip2> root: block 0
22:05:16 @<root> Nick `0' does not exist

After logging in the command works as expected. Ideally should raise a more informative error message.

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comment:1 Changed at 2010-12-12T22:16:46Z by Wilmer van der Gaast <wilmer@…>

Hmm, what do you expect "account X list" to do? That command doesn't exist..

(Otherwise, fair enough. Error reporting is hard. I may get around to fixing that sometimes, but would also definitely welcome patches.)

comment:2 Changed at 2010-12-12T22:23:29Z by Ben Hussey <ben@…>

<root> Available actions: add, del, list, on, off and set. See help account <action> for more information.

root says otherwise. but thanks!

comment:3 Changed at 2010-12-12T22:25:28Z by Wilmer van der Gaast <wilmer@…>

Try "account list".

"help account list" will show this, but I guess it would've helped to somehow point this out in "help account" already.

comment:4 Changed at 2016-10-18T08:08:26Z by dx

Resolution: worksforme
Status: newclosed

Not sure why this one was left open

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