[Bug 970] document -- as option/non-option separator

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Tue Jan 11 13:40:14 EST 2005


------- Additional Comments From cjwatson at debian.org  2005-01-11 13:40 -------
I view it as pretty similar to saying that options start with '-'; a small thing
and absolutely standard, but it would be very confusing to leave it out. In any
case, so many programs roll their own option parsing in one way or another that
I don't think it's unreasonable that a user wouldn't be sure that ssh uses
getopt without going and grovelling through the source.

If you don't want to repeat it, perhaps at least refer to getopt(3) (though it's
not wonderful user-level documentation) so that it's clear that ssh uses it?

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