Mikael Lyngvig writes:
Yes, but Greg pointed out a severe short-coming (and I found one more: keyword args don't preserve the order of the options), so it would have to be a list of options, or even a simple command-line string, so there's not much difference.
Mikael, Still, a lot of the common cases can be handled by convenience functions that either do the right thing simply or build the more complicated paramters to the general implementation. find, in particular, is subject to the ordering problem, but most commands are not. Sounds like a cool thing to have handy!
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