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Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2001 16:01:11 -0400
From: Christopher Faylor <cgf AT redhat DOT com>
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Subject: Re: setup.exe command line options
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On Fri, Oct 26, 2001 at 08:49:32PM +0100, Keith Starsmeare wrote:
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Christopher Faylor" <cgf AT redhat DOT com>
>To: <cygwin-developers AT cygwin DOT com>
>Sent: Friday, October 26, 2001 8:18 PM
>Subject: Re: setup.exe command line options
>
>
>> 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.
>
>OK, that's a good idea - my command lines were getting very long!
>
>One other thing would be a --help option, is there a way that I can output
>to stdout? printf, and fprintf(stdout,..) don't output to the command line.
>I'm currently using fprintf(stderr, ..), which brings up a handy dialog box,
>for tracing.

There is no way that I know of to do this with a -mwindows based
utility, unfortunately.  It's a real pain.  This was recently discussed
on the cygwin-xfree mailing list.

cgf

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