long options

Julian F. Reschke ONM07%DMSWWU1A.BITNET at VM1.gatech.edu
Tue May 28 04:37:43 AEST 1991

Submitted-by: ONM07%DMSWWU1A.BITNET at VM1.gatech.edu (Julian F. Reschke)

I recently heard that future POSIX standards will document `long options'
similar to those used in the GNU file utilities.

(1) Is this true?
(2) Will there be a standard for getting a short help (like `+help')?
(3) What about tools that do not use getopt (like pg, chmod, tar and so on)?
(4) Is there a list of proposed long options for the standard tools?

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