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Re: parameters and the command line

On Sun, 06 Feb 2011 06:00:08 +0000, Lisi wrote:

> Since I first used Linux I have been used (apparently erroneously) to
> the idea of:
> command options argument
> Now suddenly the word "parameters" jumps out at me in this context.
> Help!  What are parameters?

In that context, I'd say they represent the same :-)

There are even more names for that, as Wikipedia says, like "option", 
"flag" and "switch":


"Parameter" is a term I have heard more in programming environments.



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