opt - Options Parsing Tool library

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package filename opt_3.19-1.3build1_amd64.deb
Package name opt
Package version 3.19
Package release 1.3build1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category universe/devel
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <ubuntu-devel-discuss@lists.ubuntu.com>
Download size 35.42 KB
Installed size 209.00 KB
opt is a subroutine library which facilitates the convenient input
of parameters to a C program. Parameters are parsed from a command
line, with further facilities for reading options from files, from
environment strings, or from an interactive environment. The aim of
the opt package is to permit programs to be both user- and
programmer- friendly. The package attempts to on the one hand
provide a direct and relatively full-featured input interface to the
ultimate user of the program, and at the same time impose a minimal
amount of work on the programmer to "attach" the package to his or
her software. It is similar to GNU's (and AT&T's old) getopts
package, but with a different interface that might be easier to use.


Package Version Architecture Repository
opt_3.19-1.3build1_i386.deb 3.19 i386 Ubuntu Universe
opt - - -


Type URL
Mirror archive.ubuntu.com
Binary Package opt_3.19-1.3build1_amd64.deb
Source Package opt

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install opt deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install opt




2017-06-02 - Steve Langasek <steve.langasek@ubuntu.com>
opt (3.19-1.3build1) artful; urgency=medium
* No-change rebuild to pick up -fPIE compiler default in static
2016-10-24 - Andreas Tille <tille@debian.org>
opt (3.19-1.3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Inject package into collab-maint Git
* hardening=-pie
Closes: #837683
* delete irrelevant README.debian
* delete unneeded prerm
* source format 3.0
* cme fix dpkg-control
2014-01-18 - Andreas Beckmann <anbe@debian.org>
opt (3.19-1.2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Get rid of install-info calls in maintainer scripts.  (Closes: #708497)
* Switch to debhelper 9.
* Add info-dir-section.  (Closes: #528883)
* Note that the upstream URL is no longer available.  (Closes: #624415)
2008-03-09 - Luk Claes <luk@debian.org>
opt (3.19-1.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Fix FTBFS with GCC 4.3 (Closes: 3461685).
2003-12-23 - Patrick Ouellette <pouelle@debian.org>
opt (3.19-1) unstable; urgency=low
* new upstream version
* updated to policy 3.6.1
* removed "shared" from short description
* cool with NMU updates (Closes #173912)
* removed dh_suidregister call
* moved removal of info docs from postrm to prerm
* updated debian/copyright file for http download and dual copyright
2003-07-28 - Daniel Schepler <schepler@debian.org>
opt (3.9-1.1) unstable; urgency=low
* NMU.
* Add Build-Depends on debhelper.  Closes: #173912.
* Remove /usr/doc symlink.
* Run dh_clean in clean target to get rid of debian/*.debhelper files.
2000-04-17 - Patrick Ouellette <pouelle@debian.org>
opt (3.9-1) unstable; urgency=low
* new upstream version
* updated policy to
1999-11-17 - Patrick Ouellette <pouelle@debian.org>
opt (3.7-4) unstable; urgency=low
* updated policy to
* moved documentation and examples to /usr/share/doc and /usr/share/info
* changed postinst to run install-info with --quiet
* changed postinst to create link for /usr/doc/opt
* added prerm to handle /usr/doc to /usr/share/doc move
1999-06-18 - Patrick Ouellette <pouelle@debian.org>
opt (3.7-3) unstable; urgency=low
* compiled for libc-2.1
1999-04-13 - Patrick Ouellette <pouelle@debian.org>
opt (3.7-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Fixes opt's info file install

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