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Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2001 15:18:19 -0400
From: Christopher Faylor <cgf AT redhat DOT com>
To: cygwin-developers AT cygwin DOT com
Subject: Re: setup.exe command line options
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On Fri, Oct 26, 2001 at 08:17:16PM +0100, Keith Starsmeare wrote:
>I'm testing the waters to check that I'm not duplicating someone elses work.
>I've started adding command line options to the setup program. My goal would
>be to get to the stage where I don't need to click anything to
>download/install from my favourite mirror.
>
>I thought it best to mirror the options in the dialog boxes, so I came up
>with these options:
>
>-netinstall
>-netdownload
>-localinstall
>-packagedir
>-rootdir
>-dos
>-unix
>-allusers
>-justme
>-noproxy
>-ie
>-proxy
>-ftpsite
>-all_new
>
>I haven't got it all working yet, and I'm very much a part time developer,
>so don't hold your breathe (unless I should submit the easy bits that I've
>got working...).

I agree with the option names being similar to the dialog boxes but I'd
prefer that you use '--' options.  If you could invent suitable short
'-q' style options that would be good too.

I think this is a great idea.  People have been asking for this.  I could
use it myself, in fact.

cgf

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