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{In the original Unix tradition, command-line options are single letters
preceded by a single hyphen... The original Unix style evolved on slow
ASR-33 teletypes that made terseness a virtue; thus the single-letter
options. Holding down the shift key required actual effort; thus the
preference for lower case, and the use of “-” (rather than the perhaps
more logical “+”) to enable options.}


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