Subject: Re: deprecating long options in tar and cpio (was: CVS commit: src)
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 01/26/1999 14:46:40
On Tue, Jan 26, 1999 at 08:18:33AM -0500, Todd Vierling wrote:
>Exactly how does having longopts for compatibility (and the ability to have
>more than 52 options) *hurt* you?

52?!  gzip -9!  and so on...

one could "conceivably" have almost twice that many...

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