[HEAD] typos in doc/
ineiev at gnu.org
Wed Sep 21 15:53:22 CEST 2016
On Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 09:22:20AM +0900, NIIBE Yutaka wrote:
> On 09/21/2016 01:05 AM, Ineiev wrote:
> > I believe this is not documented; if this is the case, it would be
> > great if it were.
> I agree. I think that it is not documented in GnuPG manual itself,
> perhaps because of historical reason.
> Please note that it's a common feature of GNU packages. When long
> option (such that --long-options, with double dashes) was introduced
> by GNU, it came with the feature of allowing partial string.
> Although GnuPG's option handling is a bit different than general GNU
> packages (the order matters), allowing partial string is same.
Indeed; many other GNU packages don't even mention the feature at all
(neither do GNU Coding Standards); it's described in getopt
documentation (but not in the GNU C Library Reference Manual).
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