On software quality and engineering

Jeremy jepri at webone.com.au
Mon Nov 4 15:50:54 EST 2002

>Gee... i always thought "the unix way" meant many applications of 
>various sizes that use conflicting mnemonics for their command line 
>parameters (eg: "-y" meaning variously "yes to all", "yes to safe 
>questions" or "turn on syntax colouring" ;) (and no, I can't remember 
>the program which used "-y" for "syntax colouring" and "-a" for 
>"affirmative to all safe prompts")

You could always try -v, which can alternatively mean "verbose debugging", "print
version" or "invert the match" (WTF were they thinking?)

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