[Rpm-maint] Promoting popt

James Bowes jbowes at redhat.com
Tue Dec 19 01:26:07 UTC 2006


Axel Liljencrantz wrote:
> Is the latest popt version closer to getopt_long in commandline syntax
> than the one used in fedora 6? Specifically, does it support
> specifying arguments for switches using '=', like 'rpm -q
> --whatprovides=kernel'?

I think it actually does. For instance, try:
  rpm --pipe=less -q --whatprovides zsh

This may just be a case of rpm's command-line syntax being a little, 
uhm, interesting.


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