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GNU Gengetopt 2.19

From: Lorenzo Bettini
Subject: GNU Gengetopt 2.19
Date: Thu, 04 Jan 2007 10:07:13 +0100
User-agent: Icedove (X11/20061220)

Happy new year!

GNU Gengetopt 2.19 has been released.  It is available from and mirrors of that site (see list of
mirror sites at

GNU Gengetopt generates a C function that uses getopt_long function
to parse the command line options, validate them and fill a

Version 2.19

   * strings can spawn more than one line and contain escaped "
   * usage string can be specified (instead of being generated
   * description string can be specified that will be printed after the
     usage string.
   * automatically created usage strings are wrapped.
   * with --long-help the optional options are correctly printed between []
   * --show-required, to explicitly print in the help output whether an
     option is mandatory
   * configuration files can include other configuration files
     (thanks to David Bird)
   * --no-handle-help handles also --full-help (thanks to Gyozo Papp)

You can also find details about new features on my blog, in this area:

Visit the Gengetopt home page at

Anonymous CVS access is available.  Please visit
where you can find detailed descriptions of how to access the CVS
(read-only).  Release-candidate versions are available
through CVS.

Bug reports should go to address@hidden

The following mailing lists are available:

    * address@hidden, for generic discussions about the program
and for asking for help about it (open mailing list),
    * address@hidden , for receiving information about new
releases and features (read-only mailing list),

if you want to subscribe to a mailing list just go to the URL and follow
the instructions or just send me an e-mail.


Lorenzo Bettini, PhD in Computer Science, DSI, Univ. di Firenze
ICQ# lbetto, 16080134     (GNU/Linux User # 158233)

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