Title: Windows docs for command line install don't mention /log option
Type: enhancement Stage:
Components: Documentation, Windows Versions: Python 3.10, Python 3.9, Python 3.8
Status: open Resolution:
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Assigned To: docs@python Nosy List: docs@python, forrestshields2, paul.moore, steve.dower, tim.golden, zach.ware
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Created on 2020-09-24 16:45 by forrestshields2, last changed 2020-09-24 18:10 by steve.dower.

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msg377452 - (view) Author: Forrest Shields (forrestshields2) Date: 2020-09-24 16:45
Section "3.1.3. Installing Without UI" of the Windows documentation at does not mention the existence of the `/log` option.

However, this option is detailed when the Windows installer is executed with a `/?` argument. (see attached image).

The documentation (for all versions that contained the logging option) should be updated.

The help dialog also defines the `/simple` option. This appears to overlap with a "name=value" option called SimpleInstall. If both options are still active, then the docs should also mention `/simple`.  If this option is deprecated in favor of the "name=value" version, then the help dialog needs to be updated.

Finally, I think the docs would be much more readable if the slash options were in a table similar to the "name=value" options.
msg377454 - (view) Author: Steve Dower (steve.dower) * (Python committer) Date: 2020-09-24 18:10
Sounds good to me.

Pull requests welcome :)
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2020-09-24 18:10:19steve.dowersetmessages: + msg377454
2020-09-24 16:45:07forrestshields2create