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This package contains a reimplementation of getopt(1).
Getopt(1) is a program to help shell scripts parse command-line parameters.
It can do anything that the GNU getopt(3) routines can do.
It can cope with spaces and shell metacharacters within arguments.
It can parse long parameters.
It can shuffle parameters, so you can mix options and other parameters on
the command-line.
It can be easily identified as an enhanced getopt(1) from within shell scripts.
It can report parse errors as coming from the shell script.
It is fully compatible with other getopt(1) implementations.
This program comes under the GNU general public license version 2. See the
file COPYING included in this package. Note that though you may freely
copy it, it is copyright (c) 1997-2005 by Frodo Looijaard
Files in the gnu directory are from glibc-2.0.4: copyright (C) 1987, 88,
89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97 Free Software Foundation, Inc.