optionProcess

optionProcess(3)              Programmer's Manual             optionProcess(3)



NAME
       optionProcess - this is the main option processing routine


SYNOPSIS
       #include <your-opts.h>
       cc [...] -o outfile infile.c -lopts [...]

       int optionProcess(tOptions * opts, int a_ct, char ** a_v);


DESCRIPTION
       This is the main entry point for processing options.  It is intended
       that this procedure be called once at the beginning of the execution of
       a program.  Depending on options selected earlier, it is sometimes
       necessary to stop and restart option processing, or to select
       completely different sets of options.  This can be done easily, but you
       generally do not want to do this.

       The number of arguments processed always includes the program name.  If
       one of the arguments is "--", then it is counted and the processing
       stops.  If an error was encountered and errors are to be tolerated,
       then the returned value is the index of the argument causing the error.
       A hyphen by itself ("-") will also cause processing to stop and will
       not be counted among the processed arguments.  A hyphen by itself is
       treated as an operand.  Encountering an operand stops option
       processing.

       opts   program options descriptor

       a_ct   program arg count

       a_v    program arg vector


RETURN VALUE
       the count of the arguments processed


ERRORS
       Errors will cause diagnostics to be printed.  exit(3) may or may not be
       called.  It depends upon whether or not the options were generated with
       the "allow-errors" attribute, or if the ERRSKIP_OPTERR or
       ERRSTOP_OPTERR macros were invoked.

SEE ALSO
       The info documentation for the -lopts library.
       ao_string_tokenize(3), configFileLoad(3), optionFileLoad(3),
       optionFindNextValue(3), optionFindValue(3), optionFree(3),
       optionGetValue(3), optionLoadLine(3), optionMemberList(3),
       optionNextValue(3), optionOnlyUsage(3), optionPrintVersion(3),
       optionPrintVersionAndReturn(3), optionRestore(3), optionSaveFile(3),
       optionSaveState(3), optionUnloadNested(3), optionVersion(3),
       strequate(3), streqvcmp(3), streqvmap(3), strneqvcmp(3),
       strtransform(3),



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