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Sep
25
comment Providing two versions of --help
Thanks, the approach is nice but not applicable when a program does not have subcommands (i.e. they should already do something even when invoked without any options).
Sep
25
comment Providing two versions of --help
As for #3, what program is that? Thanks.
Sep
25
comment Providing two versions of --help
Thanks for the input. Not all programs use subcommands, so #1 is not applicable everywhere. As for programs that have subcommands, when run without any arguments I like them mostly to print the list of available (or popular) subcommands, so that's a rather different help message.
Sep
25
comment Providing two versions of --help
@Bevan I personally think that's rather confusing, but thanks for pointing it out.