'show version' command line arguments in Xfce apps

Christian Dywan christian at twotoasts.de
Sat Nov 22 02:05:48 CET 2008

Am Sat, 22 Nov 2008 00:34:25 +0100
schrieb Enrico Tröger <enrico.troeger at uvena.de>:

> On Fri, 21 Nov 2008 15:35:50 -0700, "David Mohr" <squisher at xfce.org>
> wrote:
> >On Fri, Nov 21, 2008 at 3:28 PM, Yves-Alexis Perez
> ><corsac at debian.org> wrote:
> >> On ven, 2008-11-21 at 15:56 +0100, Enrico Tröger wrote:
> >>> some time ago, Brian decided/suggested to make '-V' the desired
> >>> variant
> >>> for the 'show version' command line arguments [1].
> >>
> >> For the sake of argument, why -V and not -v/--version?
> >
> >-v is for verbose. I don't think the long --version is contested in
> >any case, is it?
> Yeah, --version is completely ok.
> Yves, did you read Brian's posting I was referring to?

Incidentally I just committed the according change to Midori, thanks to
Enrico for kindly providing the patch.

The idea is indeed, to bring in some consistency. Learning new tokens
for each application is tedious and as Brian rightfully concluded in
the discussion Enrico is referring to, -V is noticibly more common.


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