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Re: [bug-inetutils] ping, --count=NUMBER

From: Jeff Bailey
Subject: Re: [bug-inetutils] ping, --count=NUMBER
Date: Tue, 19 May 2009 06:02:21 -0700

On Tue, May 19, 2009 at 4:56 AM, Alfred M. Szmidt <address@hidden> wrote:
  > What do people think about making the NUMBER argument to --count
  > optional?  The default value could be 3.

  This will create a minor incompatibility with another ping
  implementations.  I mean, some people may be using this in their

     ping -c 4

  which will break when -c is changed to accept optional argument.

Eh, why would this break anything?  In the above example, you
explictly give an argument to --count

It's still ambiguous.  Please don't make this change.

Jeff Bailey

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