3.5 Informational options
Informational options cause information about PSPP to be written to
the terminal. Here are the available options:
Prints a message describing PSPP command-line syntax and the available
device driver classes, then terminates.
Lists the available device driver classes, then terminates.
If you chose
compatible, then PSPP will only accept command syntax that
is compatible with the proprietary program SPSS.
If you choose
enhanced then additional syntax will be available.
The default is
Prints a brief message listing PSPP's version, warranties you don't
have, copying conditions and copyright, and e-mail address for bug
reports, then terminates.
Increments PSPP's verbosity level. Higher verbosity levels cause
PSPP to display greater amounts of information about what it is
doing. Often useful for debugging PSPP's configuration.
This option can be given multiple times to set the verbosity level to
that value. The default verbosity level is 0, in which no informational
messages will be displayed.
Higher verbosity levels cause messages to be displayed when the
corresponding events take place.
Driver and subsystem initializations.
Completion of driver initializations. Beginning of driver closings.
Completion of driver closings.
Files searched for; success of searches.
Individual directories included in file searches.
Each verbosity level also includes messages from lower verbosity levels.