Re: [htdig] htsearch command line option "-w" not working

Gilles Detillieux (
Mon, 5 Apr 1999 13:15:53 -0500 (CDT)

According to Shawn Patton:
> I see a reference to "-w" as a command line option for htsearch:
> usage: htsearch [-v][-d][-w][-c configfile]
> This program is part of ht://Dig 3.1.1
> Options:
> -v -d Verbose mode. This increases the verbosity of the
> program. Using more than 2 is probably only useful
> for debugging purposes. The default verbose mode
> gives a progress on what it is doing and where it is.
> -c configfile
> Use the specified configuration file instead on the
> default.
> I assume that -w is for word but when I attempt to use it I
> get a "illegal option" error.
> Is the reference to the -w option just a placeholder for an
> upcoming version? ( I'm using 3.1.1 ) or should it work?

Dunno. Geoff added the usage message to htsearch 3.1.0b3, but as far
as I can tell, htsearch never had a -w option (not even in the 3.2 dev.

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