On Friday, 4 March 2016 at 17:34:08 UTC, Markus Laker wrote:
On Friday, 4 March 2016 at 12:21:25 UTC, Jacob Carlborg wrote:
No, I mean a longer description, more like documentation. Look at the help for git when using --help, it has different behavior than -h. The first one is more like a man page.

Ah, I see.  Sorry for the misunderstanding.

An app could do that trivially: have a --short-help option with shortcut -h and a --help option with no shortcut, and then respond to the two switches differently. Mark the --short-help option as undocumented, and then it won't appear in an auto-generated syntax summary.


I think he meant: [git status --help], where you have three attributes with the last one being the flag. So in addition to: [status --help] by default, you also have: [git status --help] to get help on status only.

By the way, that styles used by git seems confusing. Why not make it show the default help when you do: [git --help], whilst you can do: [git --help=status] OR [git --help status] for help on status only?

git --help
git -h

git --help=status
git --help status
git -h=status

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