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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH v2] show compiled in options in virsh --version

On 11/09/2010 04:16 AM, Daniel Veillard wrote:
>>> +++ b/tools/virsh.c
>>> @@ -11525,6 +11525,7 @@ vshUsage(void)
>>>                        "    -t | --timing           print timing information\n"
>>>                        "    -l | --log <file>       output logging to file\n"
>>>                        "    -v | --version          program version\n\n"
>>> +                      "    -V                      version and full options\n\n"
>> In general, it's nice to have a long-option to go with every short
>> option, but I don't think it's worth holding up this patch for just that.
>> ACK.
>   Thanks, pushed.
> I really think that -V was the right pick since it's the usual flag for
> this kind of informations, but since -v/--version was already used I had
> no idea how to name the long option, especially starting with letter
> v...

My earlier proposal was to make --version take an optional argument
(only the long option form; the short options -v and -V have no argument):

-v | --version[=short]    program version
-V | --version=long       version and full options

I can code that up, if you like the idea.

Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-801-349-2682
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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