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Feature request: accept --no-foo style options

From: Ed Avis <ed@membled.com>
Date: Thu 02 Oct 2008 - 23:22:09 CEST
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0810022220330.28576@gold.fivehops.net>
rpm has many negated long options such as --nosignature, --nodigest, 
--nodeps etc.

The commonly used style in many programs from GNU and elsewhere is to 
hyphenate these, as --no-signature, --no-digest, --no-deps and so on.

It would be a good idea for rpm to accept these forms as well as the 
ones without hyphen.  (And ideally to use the --no-foo style in 
documentation and help messages, since it's a bit more readable, but 
this is a matter of opinion.)

(see also #464751 in Red Hat's bugzilla)

Ed Avis <ed@membled.com>
Received on Sat Oct 4 13:26:24 2008
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