Getting value out of "man getopts"
naddy at mips.inka.de
Mon Aug 3 20:50:08 UTC 2015
On 2015-08-03, Chris Stankevitz <chrisstankevitz at gmail.com> wrote:
> When I type "man getopts" I am presented with a useless list of
> "built-in commands". At least it seems useless to me but that's
> probably because I am a dunce.
"See the built-in command description in the appropriate shell manual
What's unclear about this?
> 1. Why does "man getopts" not help me with "getopts"?
Because getopts only exists as a shell built-in, not as a standalone
command. Maybe you were thinking of getopt(1).
> 2. Where can I get help with "getopts" (syntax, usage, etc)? I am
> using /bin/csh.
Further down, the "useless" builtin(1) man page says that getopts
is only a builtin in sh(1) and not available in csh(1).
Christian "naddy" Weisgerber naddy at mips.inka.de
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