[PATCH 1/6] main: Always print version, drop -V option

Tormod Volden lists.tormod at gmail.com
Thu Sep 1 00:26:58 CEST 2011

On Thu, Sep 1, 2011 at 12:22 AM, Timo Juhani Lindfors
<timo.lindfors at iki.fi> wrote:
> Ok, I was only thinking about shell scripts that might want to verify
> the version number in a programmatic way.
> Even help2man that generates man pages from --help output also wants
> --version to work.

Yes, that could be useful. So we might want to keep the --version, but
also make it work. For now, any script will have a hard time to find
the version among all the output. Is there a standard for the
--version output format?


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