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

Timo Juhani Lindfors timo.lindfors at iki.fi
Thu Sep 1 00:22:57 CEST 2011

Tormod Volden <lists.tormod at gmail.com> writes:
> We really want to see the version in all cases (for instance when
> people paste output to bug reports), so the --version option does not
> offer much value IMO. The --version would also print a lot of other
> stuff so it seemed kind of broken.

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.


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