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getopt & output reordering (was: xmlto package install question)
- From: Patrick Eisenacher <eisenacher at fillmore-labs dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 05 Aug 2003 13:20:20 +0200
- Subject: getopt & output reordering (was: xmlto package install question)
- Organization: Fillmore Labs GmbH <http://www.fillmore-labs.com/>
Talking to Tim Waugh, the author of xmlto, revealed that the order of
arguments doesn't matter on his system (that's Red Hat, I guess),
whereas it matters indeed on Cygwin.
Investigating it a bit further revealed that Cygwin's getopt differs
from what he expected:
getopt -- o: xmlto -o foo bar
should output this:
-o 'foo' -- 'xmlto' 'bar'
Cygwin's getopt outputs like this:
$ getopt -- o: xmlto -o foo bar
-- 'xmlto' '-o' 'foo' 'bar'
Checking the archive I found a thread from back in January talking about
the inability of Cygwin's getopt to do reordering of arguments. I guess
we're facing here the same issue: the option arguments are not output
before the non-option arguments.
Was any work done wrt this issue? Is anything planned?
Tim is going to update the xmlto usage information to reflect the proper
order of arguments.
Gerrit P. Haase schrieb:
usage: xmlto FORMAT [OPTION]... XML
-v verbose output (-vv for very verbose)
-x stylesheet use the specified stylesheet instead of choosing one
-m fragment use the XSL fragment to customize the stylesheet
-o directory put output in the specified directory instead of
the current working directory
It only works if you swap 'FORMAT [OPTIONS]' to '[OPTIONS] FORMAT'
which is what I found in the patch included in the source package.
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