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.
Summary: support long options in command line tools → [RFE] support long options in command line tools
Summary: [RFE] support long options in command line tools → Support long options in command line tools
Spam for bug 129472
QA Contact: nobody → nobody
TM -> Future.
Target Milestone: 5.13 → Future
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