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17 Invoking the Utilities

Certain options are available in all of these programs. Rather than writing identical descriptions for each of the programs, they are listed here.

Print the version number, then exit successfully.
Print a help message, then exit successfully.
Delimit the option list. Later arguments, if any, are treated as operands even if they begin with -. For example, recsel -- -p reads from the file named -p.