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In your message of Tue, 08 Feb 1994 22:12:00 PST, you write:
| My main problem with setserial at the moment is that I can't work out how to
| use the "-fourport" switch. I want to turn the "fourport" flag off, but
| setserial whinges "-f unknown option" at me. "- fourport" doesn't work either

GNU getopt is a bit promiscuous about parsing arguments that look like options: 
 unlike standard getopt, which stops parsing at the first non-option argument, 
GNU getopt leapfrogs to the next option-like argument.  So it's eating the 
"-fourport" (and choking...).

Fix:  add "--" somewhere before "-fourport" to force GNU getopt to stop parsing.

Brandon S. Allbery	   kf8nh@kf8nh.ampr.org		 bsa@kf8nh.wariat.org
"MSDOS didn't get as bad as it is overnight -- it took over ten years
of careful development."  ---dmeggins@aix1.uottawa.ca

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