Command Line Parsing Functions

Privilege Management for Unix and Linux provides functions to facilitate the parsing of command arguments. The following table summarizes these functions.

Function Description
getopt()

Examines a list of arguments for short options.

Version 3.5 and earlier: function not available.

Version 4.0 and later: function available.

getopt_long()

Examines a list of arguments for any combination of short or long-style options.

Version 3.5 and earlier: function not available.

Version 4.0 and later: function available.

getopt_long_only()

Examines a list of arguments long-style options.

Version 3.5 and earlier: function not available.

Version 4.0 and later: function available.