long options

Michael I Bushnell mib at geech.gnu.ai.mit.edu
Wed May 29 04:33:39 AEST 1991

Submitted-by: mib at geech.gnu.ai.mit.edu (Michael I Bushnell)

In article <1991May28.010441.13817 at uunet.uu.net> ONM07%DMSWWU1A.BITNET at VM1.gatech.edu (Julian F. Reschke) writes:

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

   (3) What about tools that do not use getopt (like pg, chmod, tar and so on)?

Note that GNU tar now uses getoldopt, which is called just like
getopt, but understands both the old tar option format and the new


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