Command line changes for TM branch
eich at pdx.freedesktop.org
Tue Mar 30 04:38:32 PST 2004
Keith Packard writes:
> In going through the documentation for various commands, I've been finding
> command line options that look like trademark problems (like -xf86config).
> What I've done is:
> 1) Add a command line 'alias' for the option which doesn't have
> a TM problem (-xf86<foo> -> -xorg<foo>), leaving the existing
> option in place.
> 2) Replacing the documentation so that it mentions only the new
> option name and not the old one. This includes any usage
> messages emitted by the application itself.
> This should leave existing scripts working fine while avoiding the TM
> issues in the documentation and usage messages.
I wonder why we need this -x??<foo> anyway. Whouldn't -<foo> be
sufficient (unless there is a conflict with an existing option).
I mean, why -xf86config or -xorgconfig instead of just -config
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