Proposed argument changes to ntpq (fixing bug #319)

Gary E. Miller gem at
Thu Jun 8 07:12:06 UTC 2017

Yo Eric!

On Wed, 7 Jun 2017 22:46:42 -0400
"Eric S. Raymond" <esr at> wrote:

> Gary E. Miller via devel <devel at>:
> > Just make the filename optional. So -l or -l filename  
> Sadly, not practical with any varint of C or Python getopt. We'd have
> to roll our own, and that way madnes lies.

man geetopt:

"If such a character is followed by a colon, the option requires an
argu‐ ment, so getopt() places a pointer to the following text in the
same argv-element, or the text of the following argv-element, in optarg.
Two colons mean an option takes an optional arg;"

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