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Re: lynx-dev OK "lynx -v"; ERROR: "lynx -v > foo.out"; WHY?

From: Ulf H{rnhammar
Subject: Re: lynx-dev OK "lynx -v"; ERROR: "lynx -v > foo.out"; WHY?
Date: Thu, 5 Sep 2002 11:58:42 +0200
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On Thu, Sep 05, 2002 at 10:51:36AM +0100, Ian Collier wrote:
> If you look closely when you type "lynx -v" you'll probably see "lynx:
> Invalid Option: -v" right at the top of the help message.  [I'm using
> Lynx 2.8.4 here and "lynx -v" doesn't give me version info - only the
> long list of options.]  All that happened when you redirected it into
> a file was that the warning message didn't get redirected but the list
> of options did.  (You can redirect both at once using the >& operator
> in your shell.)

-v is a common option for showing the version. Many other programs
support it. -h for help is also very common.

// Ulf Harnhammar

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