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Date:	Tue, 22 Feb 2011 12:37:08 +0000
From:	Ben Hutchings <>
To:	Stephen Hemminger <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH ethtool 5/5] ethtool: Add --version option

On Mon, 2011-02-21 at 22:16 -0800, Stephen Hemminger wrote:
> The standard convention is to use -V for short form of version option.

This is not anywhere near standard.

$ cp -V
cp: invalid option -- 'V'
Try `cp --help' for more information.
$ bash -V
bash: -V: invalid option
$ emacs -V
[opens window]
$ vim -V
fchdir() to previous dir
sourcing "$VIM/vimrc"
[...looks like that meant 'verbose'...]


Ben Hutchings, Senior Software Engineer, Solarflare Communications
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