Subject: Re: Repalcement for grep(1)
To: Dag-Erling Smorgrav <>
From: Tim Vanderhoek <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 07/04/1999 08:38:34

On Sun, Jul 04, 1999 at 02:09:47PM +0200, Dag-Erling Smorgrav wrote:
> This should be trivial to translate to C. The only non-trivial part of
> implementing this stuff is that you have to trick getopt() to make
> -<num> work. You'll have to put a : at the start of your getopt()
> string and examine every argument getopt() complains about.

Actually, the (FreeBSD) getopt(3) manpage includes at its end an
example showing how to handle -<num> options.  This is preceeded
by bold letters:  "backwards compatibility only".

HTH.  HAND.  :)

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