[darcs-devel] [issue1579] --diff-opts can't contain multiple options

Trent W. Buck bugs at darcs.net
Fri Aug 28 02:40:07 UTC 2009


Trent W. Buck <trentbuck at gmail.com> added the comment:

On Fri, Aug 28, 2009 at 02:18:01AM +0000, Trent W. Buck wrote:
>     $ darcs diff --from-tag . --diff-opts '-wpurNd -U 999' tests/check.sh >/dev/null
>     diff: invalid option -- ' '
>     diff: Try `diff --help' for more information.

Workaround is to realize that getopt allows the last short option to
take an argument, without any whitespace:

    --diff-opts -wpurNdU999

Looks bloody confusing, but it works.

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