in reply to Why is it good practice for a cli script to take switch args before file list?

And off the top of my head, I think most cli utilities take args before paths.. Why?

Certainly there is some historical technical reason for the practice. Why has it never changed? Two reasons. By having a common standard we simplify understanding and increase usability. And if it ain't broke, don't fix it.


You said you wanted to be around when I made a mistake; well, this could be it, sweetheart.