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brianmcgee 02-22-2011 02:35 AM

Standard for commandline options
 
Is there any document or specification like the Linux Standard Base for the naming convention of commandline options?

Snark1994 02-22-2011 04:00 AM

Are you talking about this? There's a link in that to a table of all the long options and how they're abbreviated in various programs :)

paulsm4 02-23-2011 02:59 PM

Additionally, if you're programming in C or C++, it's generally considered good form to use "getopt()" instead of rolling your own, ad hoc command line parser.

Although I confess - I routinely violate this guideline ;)

dugan 02-23-2011 04:04 PM

And if you're programming in Python, then you should use argparse instead of rolling your own.


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