I'm currently writing a command-line application which takes multiple arguments. Among those arguments are input and output filenames, modifiers and an option to choose the output. If the option is omitted the application will use the default.
4 different forms of output are available:
- Terminal (default)
- Terminal and text file
- Terminal and graphical file
- Terminal, text file and graphical file
I was thinking about naming this option "output", but this may be confusing since the input and output filenames can also be specified (with the helpful argument-names "inputfile" and "outputfile").
What would be an intuitive name for this option?
Target audience is programmers with varying levels of experience.
python application.py inputfile outputfile option