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2009/6/6 Wojciech Puchar <wojtek at wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl>:
>>> what some single-letter option meant. I pretty much never use them on
>>> the command line, though.
>> Agreed, the long options *as an alternative* can be descriptive in
>> tutorials, howto's etc.
>> The other reason often mentioned, there being not enough letters in the
>> alphabet to cover all possible options, in my opinion advocates bloated
>> software (one program can do it all), which goes against the Unix paradigm
>> of making small programs that do one task exceptionally well and just
>> chaining these together.
> you exaggerate a bit.
> for example rsync does have >26 options but most make sense for program that
> is dedicated to one task, and it isn't against Unix paradigm.
> But it have one letter shortcuts for mostly used parameters
Can I be picky and point out it's actually 52 short options?
[chris at amnesiac]~% ls -f
quantumdot mail cromwell_1024.bin.gz
public_html bnreg amnesiackey.pub
backup.sh.gz cromwell.bin.gz check-portupgrade.pl
[chris at amnesiac]~% ls -F
amnesiackey.pub cromwell.bin.gz quantumdot/
backup.sh.gz cromwell_1024.bin.gz teamspeak/
bnreg/ mail/ why.c
[chris at amnesiac]~%
for just one example....
A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
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