setup.exe command line options

Keith Starsmeare
Fri Oct 26 12:45:00 GMT 2001

----- Original Message -----
From: "Christopher Faylor" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, October 26, 2001 8:18 PM
Subject: Re: setup.exe command line options

> I agree with the option names being similar to the dialog boxes but I'd
> prefer that you use '--' options.  If you could invent suitable short
> '-q' style options that would be good too.

OK, that's a good idea - my command lines were getting very long!

One other thing would be a --help option, is there a way that I can output
to stdout? printf, and fprintf(stdout,..) don't output to the command line.
I'm currently using fprintf(stderr, ..), which brings up a handy dialog box,
for tracing.

> I think this is a great idea.  People have been asking for this.  I could
> use it myself, in fact.

It should be a very useful addition; that's why I thought I'd better check
if anyone else was doing the same!


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