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These option attributes are optional. Any that do appear in the definition of a flag, may appear only once.


The flag character to specify for traditional option flags, e.g., ‘-L’.


Maximum occurrence count (invalid if disable present). The default maximum is 1. NOLIMIT can be used for the value, otherwise it must be a number or a #define that evaluates to a number.


Minimum occurrence count. If present, then the option must appear on the command line. Do not define it with the value zero (0).


If an option must be specified, but it need not be specified on the command line, then specify this attribute for the option.


There are two effects to this attribute: the usage text will not show the option, and the generated documentation will mark it with: NOTE: THIS OPTION IS DEPRECATED.


Prefix for disabling (inverting sense of) the option. Only useful if long option names are being processed. When an option has this attribute, the test ENABLED_OPT(OPTNAME) is false when either of the following is true:

To detect that the option has been specified with the disabling prefix, you must use:


Long-name prefix for enabling the option (invalid if disable not present). Only useful if long option names are being processed.


If default is for option being enabled. (Otherwise, the OPTST_DISABLED bit is set at compile time.) Only useful if the option can be disabled.


If an option is relevant on certain platforms or when certain features are enabled or disabled, you can specify the compile time flag used to indicate when the option should be compiled in or out. For example, if you have a configurable feature, mumble that is indicated with the compile time define, WITH_MUMBLING, then add:


Take care when using these. There are several caveats:


This option specifies that the option is not allowed on the command line. Such an option may not take a value (flag character) attribute. The program must have the homerc (see section Program Description Attributes) option set.

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