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Re: The common options

From: Bruce Korb <bkorb_at_sco.COM>
Date: 2000-10-21 20:00:12 CEST

Karl Fogel wrote:
> Yeah, I like your idea (I'm inferring here...) of every short option
> having a corresponding long option, but not every long option
> necessarily having a corresponding short option.

Yes. We can go back and decide which flag (short) options can
be removed.

> Absorbing --trace and -q into -V/--verbose seems like a good idea.
> Your "#else /* ANOTHER */" below is the way to go, IMHO. People may
> want -q as a convenience, though; we should try to reserve it.

OK. -q just triggers an alias to --verbose=quiet

> Regarding these two:
> -r --read-only Make new working files read-only.
> -w --writable Make new working files read-write.
> Does anyone here actually use them? I've never had occasion or desire
> to check out working copies anything but read/write... But maybe this
> is important?
> If it turns out that none of us do it, I think it may not be worth
> supporting this.

If there isn't anyone else, there is me. :-) I prefer to make the
conscious decision to make changes to a file.

I'll commit this this evening & probably post more stuff then, too.

 - Bruce
Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:12 2006

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