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Re^2: Getopt::Long mystery

by Llew_Llaw_Gyffes (Scribe)
on Aug 18, 2005 at 03:12 UTC ( #484662=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Getopt::Long mystery
in thread Getopt::Long mystery

With bundling turned on options beginning with a single '-' are treated as single character options exclusively. If you want to get the auto-abbreviation behavior of long names under bundling you must start the option with two '-'s. This is explicitly stated in the documentation.

Aaaah.... That explains the behavior.  So, if one wishes to abbreviate the 'test' option to t with bundling enabled, one must somewhat counter-intuitively use '--t' instead of '-t'.  This was not clear to me from the documentation.

I see, incidentally, that this remains true even with bundling_override set, which eliminates the double-dash requirement for long options, but evidently not for abbreviations thereof....

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