Subject: Re: using getopt_long (was Re: Bluetooth update)
To: David Laight <>
From: Hauke Fath <hauke@Espresso.Rhein-Neckar.DE>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 12/18/2005 17:15:01
At 14:33 Uhr +0000 18.12.2005, David Laight wrote:
>Actually if programs use long options I find I have to read the man page
>every time in order to find the exact spelling.  So there is little
>benefit over reading the man page in order to find the the short option

Good point. Add to that the man page doesn't become more readable with the
mixture of short and long options.

I find that with GNU tools, I hardly ever go with the --long options.


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