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Re: Script suggestions
From: Patrick Donnelly <batrick () batbytes com>
Date: Sun, 4 Dec 2011 04:07:19 -0500

On Mon, Nov 28, 2011 at 12:43 PM, Duarte Silva
<duarte.silva () serializing me> wrote:
On Monday 28 November 2011 00:52:35 David Fifield wrote:
On Sun, Nov 27, 2011 at 10:34:44PM +0000, Duarte Silva wrote:
The script option may be specified without arguments. So if you could
take it as an example I guees it would make your live easier ;)

--script requires an argument. You may be thinking of -sC (which is
really the short option -s taking the argument "C" in disguise).

It's possible to have options that take optional arguments, but I don't
think we should because it works in a suprising way. It requires you to
use '=' instead of a space after the option.

Then, it seems the two options, -scS (no arguments) and --script-suggest (same
arguments as --script) are viable options. As I come to think about it, this
way is even better.

Maybe what we really need is an option which allows the user to pass
directives to NSE. For example:

--script-directive suggest,directive2,directive3

possibly in some sort of option=argument format. I could see
--script-updatedb being replaced with a directive.

- Patrick Donnelly
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