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Re: util-linux: getopt: broken --name option for a while now




On Fri, 7 Dec 2018 02:56:50, Andrey Repin  wrote:
> Greetings, All!
> 
> This has been plaguing me for several years, but only now I got to test it
> more thoroughly.
> Shame on me.
> 
> $ /usr/bin/getopt --options '+H' --shell sh --name x -- -d
> getopt: unknown option -- d
> 
> Expected output:
> x: unknown option -- d
> 
> $ /usr/bin/getopt -V
> getopt from util-linux 2.25.2
> 
> Poked around,
> getopt from 2.20.1, 2.27.1, 2.31.1 and (reportedly)2.33 works as expected.

2.27.1? Typo?

See:
https://stackoverflow.com/questions/43078330/how-to-use-the-name-argument-to-getopt
( How to use the --name argument to getopt? )

 "This is a bug (or just a non-portability issue) which is already fixed in
  util-linux 2.28, by commit 30fbf2f6. Before this fix it worked only on Linux,
  OSX and a few BSD flavors but not on WIN32 or GNU-Hurd for example".

The answer by "rudimeier" also decribes a temporary work-around.

Regards,
Henri

> Is there a chance for an update?
> 
> 
> -- 
> With best regards,
> Andrey Repin
> Friday, December 7, 2018 2:51:20


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