Chris Rees wrote:

Traditional:

% tar xzvf bluurgh.tgz

GNU recommended:

$ tar --extract --verbose --gunzip --file bluurgh.tgz

Seriously, why are long options encouraged?

Scripting. I almost always use long options when writing scripts I might use again later so that 6 months later I don't have to remember what some single-letter option meant. I pretty much never use them on the command line, though.
--
Kirk Strauser

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