Date representation as YY/DDD or YYYY/DDD
tajudd at gmail.com
Sun Jun 7 04:32:43 UTC 2009
On 6/6/09, Chris Rees <utisoft at googlemail.com> wrote:
> 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
>>> 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
>> 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
> why.c teamspeak
> [chris at amnesiac]~% ls -F
> amnesiackey.pub cromwell.bin.gz quantumdot/
> backup.sh.gz cromwell_1024.bin.gz teamspeak/
> bnreg/ mail/ why.c
> check-portupgrade.pl public_html/
> [chris at amnesiac]~%
> for just one example....
and digits add another 10.
We're up to 62 single-character options. I'm sure punctuation will be next.
dig www.google.com @192.168.0.1
OK, so now where does that leave us?
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