On Sat, Sep 23, 2000 at 16:02 -0700, Marcel Moolenaar wrote:
> "Andrey A. Chernov" wrote:
> > 
> > [ ... mtree getopts switch code ... ]
> > 
> Is their any harm in just keeping the -P flag as a no-op and
> optionally remove it at some later time (for backward
> compatibility)?

That's where I jumped in in an earlier stage of this thread. :)

It should not be removed without substitute.  It could be renamed
to -H and should reverse the effect of -L.  See symlink(7) on why
command lines like "cmd -H -L -H ..." can sum up and why
switching to both directions is desirable.

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