popt: A command-line option parsing library1

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.

... part of T2, get it here

URL: http://www.rpm.org

Author: Erik W. Troan <ewt [at] redhat [dot] com>
Maintainer: Rene Rebe <rene [at] t2-project [dot] org>

License: OpenSource
Status: Stable
Version: 1.19

Remark: Does cross compile (as setup and patched in T2).

Download: http://ftp.rpm.org/popt/releases/popt-1.x/ popt-1.19.tar.gz

T2 source: popt.cache
T2 source: popt.conf
T2 source: popt.desc

Build time (on reference hardware): 3% (relative to binutils)2

Installed size (on reference hardware): 0.29 MB, 48 files

Dependencies (build time detected): 00-dirtree bash binutils coreutils diffutils findutils gawk grep gzip linux-header make sed tar

Installed files (on reference hardware): [show]

1) This page was automatically generated from the T2 package source. Corrections, such as dead links, URL changes or typos need to be performed directly on that source.

2) Compatible with Linux From Scratch's "Standard Build Unit" (SBU).