command line interface conventions and best practices

Patrick Williams patrick at
Thu Feb 27 04:20:06 AEDT 2020

On Wed, Feb 26, 2020 at 10:56:54AM -0500, Brad Bishop wrote:
> Does anyone have a favorite reference that outlines de-facto command line
> interface conventions and best practices?  Things like e.g. long options
> should have two dashes, options should not have capital letters, etc?
> thanks!
> -brad

I will say one pet peeve of mine is when a multi-word option is
--long_option but I don't see that discussed in any of these.

Patrick Williams
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