[Mono-list] Command Line Options on Windows and Linux

Gonzalo Paniagua Javier gonzalo.mono at gmail.com
Tue Oct 5 00:51:59 EDT 2010

On Mon, 2010-10-04 at 19:47 -0700, Charlie Poole wrote:
> Hi All,
> I'm using Mono.Options for nunit-console 3.0 and I'm running into
> a bit of a conflict of philosophy about chars that start options.
> NUnit has historically NOT recognized args starting with '/' as
> options on Linux, although it does allow them on Windows.
> Mono.Options recognizes '/' as starting an option in all environments.
> Each approach causes different problems. The Mono.Options
> approach seems to make it impossible to use any path that starts
> /xxxx, where xxxx is the name of a program option.
> Am I missing something here?

The user can disable option processing by specifying "--" in the command
line. Everything after "--" will not be processed by Mono.Options, so
you can do:

	program.exe /abc -- /xxxx

Where a, b, and c are options and /xxxx is the path you wanted.


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