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Re: Suggestion: Short option for --no-ignore (RESEND)

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2003-06-16 18:34:07 CEST

Justin Erenkrantz wrote:
> --On Saturday, June 14, 2003 10:50 PM +0100 Max Bowsher <maxb@ukf.net>
>> I got no response to this.
>> To clarify, I'm not asking someone to actually do the change, I'm just
>> trying to find out whether I should bother sending a patch, and if so,
>> option letter people would prefer.
> Ick on -i because that has the connotation of 'interactive' from
> I don't see the need for a short option here, FWIW. Short options should
> be reserved for something that is so distressingly common that there is an
> overwhelming groundswell of support for it, or a strong precedent. --

I find that I use --no-ignore about 10 times more often than any other long
option for any program (rough, but conservative estimate).

Evidently, I'm somewhat in the minority here, given the lack of responses.

I guess I'll just shell-script around the issue.


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