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Re: Long help option

From: Antonio Diaz Diaz
Subject: Re: Long help option
Date: Thu, 02 Dec 2021 17:56:31 +0100
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Adam Tuja wrote:
there is a thing with the help (-h) that makes it increasingly harder
to use - it's its length.
This way basic help would look like this:

You may achieve almost the same effect with

  lzip -h | head -n 38
  lzip -h | head -n 42

without forcing novice users to search for the long help option to get the information they need.


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