[WISHLIST] How many records to output

Tomoyuki Sakurai cherry at trombik.org
Fri Sep 12 17:25:02 EDT 2008

On Fri, Sep 12, 2008 at 08:58:07AM -0400, Carter Bullard wrote:
> Extending the option to specify the number of output records
> should allow the user to specify both input and output record numbers
> at the same time, which could make the syntax a bit awkward.
> We could add something like:
>     -N [i|o]num[-num]][,onum[-num]]
> This would allow for:
>     -N 10
>     -N 100-120
>     -N o50
>     -N o50-100
>     -N i100-200,o10-20
> Would this do it?

Yes, it would and the syntax looks okay.

However, it would be better to have another option something
like -O. IMO, an option should have one semantic.

Best regards,
Tomoyuki Sakurai

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