Subject: Re: using getopt_long (was Re: Bluetooth update)
To: Jason Thorpe <>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 12/18/2005 00:05:33
On Sat, Dec 17, 2005 at 08:54:23PM -0800, Jason Thorpe wrote:
> On Dec 17, 2005, at 8:41 PM, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
> >If we're going to start adding new uses of getopt_long we should, at
> >the very least, discuss it first.
> Ok, lets....
> I think we should convert all of our in-tree programs to use long  
> options (compatible with the corresponding GNU program, when  
> appropriate).

I think we should change our ls(1) to insert ANSI color sequences into
its output (regardless of selected terminal type) and add a --dwim
option to the disklabel(8) and fdisk(8) programs.

Seriously, if you want the Linux userland, you know where to find it.

 Thor Lancelot Simon	                            

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