"watch" option processing broken
Tue Dec 2 16:10:00 GMT 2008
"Daniel B." wrote:
> Similarly, if you try "watch --interval=xx echo", you get no report
> that "xx" is not a valid number, or is not a valid interval value. It
> seems that option-parsing messages aren't getting printed out.
I get the usage summary displayed as a result of that command, which is
the normal behavior when an option can't be parsed.
> Apparently, the -d option code thinks -d takes an argument (taking the "ls"
> as that argument, leaving only "dir" as the apparent command to run(.
Yes, it seems there is a getopt issue. But you can work around it by
using the long form: "watch --differences echo" works OK.
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