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Re: cmd line stuff (was: CVS update: ...)

From: Dave Glowacki <dglo_at_ssec.wisc.edu>
Date: 2000-10-18 22:29:15 CEST

Bruce Korb wrote:
> > But seriously, I think we should (eventually if not immediately)
> > support the more flexible GNU way, because it does result in increased
> > convenience for the user, and is no more ambiguous than the other way.
> > [By the way, CVS, to my surprise, requires that the command options
> > come before command arguments.]
>
> That *is* according to the POSIX command line standard.

Nope, it's exactly opposite the POSIX standard. CVS does
'cvs update -AP', POSIX says it should be 'cvs -AP update',
(as in 'ls -lt /root').
Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:11 2006

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