[WISHLIST] How many records to output

Carter Bullard carter at qosient.com
Mon Sep 15 13:12:08 EDT 2008

Hey Tomoyuki Sakurai,
The problem is that we have so many options already, and using
up another letter for the output record number may not be efficient.

I like using '-N' for number of records, and have some method
to differentiate whether its the input or the output.  Lets try this
for a little while, and see if it works out?


On Sep 12, 2008, at 5:25 PM, Tomoyuki Sakurai wrote:

> 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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