[tex-live] programs without --version

Martin Schröder martin at oneiros.de
Wed Apr 18 08:52:16 CEST 2012

2012/4/18 Karl Berry <karl at freefriends.org>:
> Personally I think it's remarkable how many programs *do* understand
> --version.  Sometimes even --help.

For the history books: Why do the web2c/kpathsea-programs like
pdftex accept long options not only with "--" but also with "-"?


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