This is the popt command line option parsing library. While it is similiar to getopt(3), it contains a number of enhancements, including:
1) popt is fully reentrant 2) popt can parse arbitrary argv style arrays while getopt(2) makes this quite difficult 3) popt allows users to alias command line arguments 4) popt provides convience functions for parsting strings into argv style arrays
popt is used by rpm, the Red Hat install program, and many other Red Hat utilities, all of which provide excellent examples of how to use popt.
Author: Erik W. Troan <ewt [at] redhat [dot] com>
Maintainer: Rene Rebe <rene [at] t2-project [dot] org>
Remark: Does cross compile (as setup and patched in T2).
Build time (on reference hardware): 15% (relative to binutils)2
Installed size (on reference hardware): 0.19 MB, 55 files
Installed files (on reference hardware): n.a.
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2) Compatible with Linux From Scratch's "Standard Build Unit" (SBU).