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Date:	Tue, 22 Feb 2011 14:05:45 +0100
From:	Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@...il.com>
To:	Ben Hutchings <bhutchings@...arflare.com>
Cc:	Stephen Hemminger <stephen.hemminger@...tta.com>,
	netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH ethtool 5/5] ethtool: Add --version option

Le mardi 22 février 2011 à 12:37 +0000, Ben Hutchings a écrit :
> 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
> chdir(/usr/share/vim)
> fchdir() to previous dir
> sourcing "$VIM/vimrc"
> [...looks like that meant 'verbose'...]

Now try with networking tools, many use -V

(As a matter of fact, ethtool -h already is used to display help)

# ping -V
ping utility, iputils-sss20071127
# tc -V
tc utility, iproute2-ss100823
# ssh -V
OpenSSH_5.1p1 Debian-5, OpenSSL 0.9.8g 19 Oct 2007



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