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Generates a C function that parses and validates command line options

'getgetopt' takes an easy-to-do description of options and generates a C function that uses the GNU getopt_long(3) function to parse and validate the options. gengetopt is perfect if you don't want to write all the stuff required to call GNU getopt_long(3), or if you have a program and wish it took many options. The generated code works if you use autoconf or automake.


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License:GPLv3orlaterKelly Hopkins30 December 2009

Leaders and contributors

James R. Van Zandt Contributor
William Holmes (IRQ42)Contributor
Lorenzo Bettini Maintainer

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Software prerequisites

Weak prerequisiteautomake
Weak prerequisiteautoconf

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 16 September 2010.


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