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Designing Command-Line Interfaces
on Fri 5th Aug 2011 17:42 UTC
Since we're on a CLI kick today, here's an "attempt at presenting some of the most
important guidelines for CLI design
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RE: Comment by abstraction
on Mon 8th Aug 2011 01:50 UTC in reply to "
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There is also the issue of output. Any seasoned user know how to redirect stdout to a file (using > for those who don't). This means there is no need to supply an option with where to output the result of a program. It should always go to stdout by default.
Unless it outputs more than one file. Extracting an archive, for example, or running a codegen tool.
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