wk at isil.d.shuttle.de
Wed Apr 7 16:13:07 CEST 1999
someone raised the question, whether to change the commandline syntax,
so that it is more like tar(1) or ps(1). I have no POSIX specs so I
can't decide whether this is a good idea. Recent versions of ps(1) etc
give you a warning, that the use of - is depreciated.
Example of a new syntax:
$ gpg -v sign 0x12345678
$ gpg -v --sign 0x12345678
The problem with this ist that it is not anymore possible to use
gpg without an command and an filename - we yould have to add a new
command like "default" or "process" to work around this.
* One letter commands should also work.
* Still allow commands with leading dashs.
* Should abbreviated commands work?
* I think implementation is quite easy.
Ways to migrate:
- an option to allow for the new syntax (not a good idea)
- an option to allow for the old syntax
- simply switch to the new syntax and hope that no scripts or
programs use only "gpg filename".
Werner Koch at guug.de www.gnupg.org keyid 621CC013
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