Options Parsing vs Natural(ish) Processing
The traditional Unix utility uses options and arguments to parse command line parms that dictate how the utility should work. Long options is one way to make a utility's usage somewhat natural; for example: util --version. Some utilities use keywords and command/sub-command syntax. It is possible to combine the two without causing too much confusion.
(Submitted by Jay Fink Wed Oct 24, 2007 )
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