Support long options in command line tools

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LDAP Tools
P2
enhancement
15 years ago
12 years ago

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(Reporter: mcs, Assigned: mcs)

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Description

15 years ago
A suggestion from someone in response to the fact that we have used up nearly
all of the single character options for the LDAP command line tools:

   The GNU utilities have a nice approach to this problem.  Each
   option may have a short form e.g. -a , but always has a long form
   e.g. --login.  I pretty much always find the long form easier to
   remember, except in certain often used cases where the
   incomprehensible short form has been burned into my brain.  It
   also nicely sidesteps the "there are only so many letters" problem.

And my response:

Agreed. The reasons we have not gone down this path yet for the LDAP tools is
that the bundled library functions on many platforms such as Solaris don't
support the --option form. Of course we could locate some open source code that
implements that, or write it ourselves.
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Updated

15 years ago
Priority: -- → P2
Target Milestone: --- → 5.13
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Updated

15 years ago
Severity: normal → enhancement
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Updated

15 years ago
Summary: support long options in command line tools → [RFE] support long options in command line tools

Updated

15 years ago
Summary: [RFE] support long options in command line tools → Support long options in command line tools

Comment 1

15 years ago
Spam for bug 129472
QA Contact: nobody → nobody
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Comment 2

15 years ago
TM -> Future.
Target Milestone: 5.13 → Future
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