Date representation as YY/DDD or YYYY/DDD

Kirk Strauser kirk at
Sat Jun 6 04:08:29 UTC 2009

Chris Rees wrote:

> Traditional:
> % tar xzvf bluurgh.tgz
> GNU recommended:
> $ tar --extract --verbose --gunzip --file bluurgh.tgz
> Seriously, why are long options encouraged?

Scripting.  I almost always use long options when writing scripts I 
might use again later so that 6 months later I don't have to remember 
what some single-letter option meant.  I pretty much never use them on 
the command line, though.
Kirk Strauser

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