getopt and options with multiple arguments

pinkfloydhomer at gmail.com pinkfloydhomer at gmail.com
Mon Dec 19 11:29:41 CET 2005


I want to be able to do something like:

myscript.py * -o outputfile

and then have the shell expand the * as usual, perhaps to hundreds of
filenames. But as far as I can see, getopt can only get one argument
with each option. In the above case, there isn't even an option string
before the *, but even if there was, I don't know how to get getopt to
give me all the expanded filenames in an option.

Help! :)

/David




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