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Subject: Re: strange error
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Sterten wrote:
> 
>> "gcc --version" will print the version (you
> 
> yes, it's  3.2
> 
>> should use the documentation more frequently).
> 
> I searched for the string "version" in gcc.exe,
> in the FAQ, and in a big file of collected files
> of my djgpp/ directories.
> I tried gcc /? , gcc -h , gcc -help , gcc without parameters
>  - all invain.

A general rule for gnu, and most unix derived software, is that
two dashes precede spelled out options, e.g. --version and --help,
and single dashes precede single letter options, e.g. -c (compile
to object code) and -o (specify output file).

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