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Old 08-12-2009
using getopt for both short and long options

Hi ,

I am using getopt for both short and long options as below

SHORTOPTS="a:c"
LONGOPTS="alpha:,charlie"
OPTS=$(getopt -o $SHORTOPTS --longoptions $LONGOPTS -n "$progname" -- "$@")
eval set -- "$OPTS"

while [ $# -gt 0 ]; do
case $1 in
-a|--alpha)
echo "-a or --alpha specified with "$2
shift 2
;;
-c|--charlie)
echo "-c or --charlie specified"
shift
;;
esac
done

if i run the above program like this ./sample1 --al hi or ./sample1 --cha

its taking --al as --alpha and --cha as --charlie

How to avoid this.It should take the option only if i give the entire option as --charlie and not --ch.Please help me.

Regards,
Padmini
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