On Mon, 3 Aug 2015 20:45:59 +0000 (UTC) Christian Weisgerber wrote: > > Questions: > > 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). $ which getopts /usr/bin/getopts It is implemented in sh, but it does exist.