FEATURE: -f -f - fork after successful open of fwd port/display/agent

Frank Cusack fcusack at fcusack.com
Sat Feb 2 09:58:25 EST 2002

On Fri, Feb 01, 2002 at 05:02:37PM -0500, Nicolas Williams wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 01, 2002 at 01:38:40PM -0800, Frank Cusack wrote:
> > > Comments?
> > 
> > "-f -f" is fairly ugly.
> Really? I thought it was cute, like -v -v -v, say :)

Well, I dislike that too. :-)

> What would you suggest?

I have no alternate suggestion (other than using GNU-like --long-options).

> Originally I implemented (locally) this as a -o option and the option
> name was horrible, "WaitForPortOpenBeforeFork", because I couldn't think
> of a very short, yet very descriptive option name for this feature.
> So after much thought -f -f seemed like the easiest way to add this
> without polluting the option namespace and without requiring some
> longish option name.


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