Need help with getopts

Dan Thurman dant at
Mon Jul 21 15:13:32 UTC 2008

I have: while getopts "achrv:d:e" opt

What I wanted was single flags as:


in any order as well as

-d <directory>
-e <encodeType>

in any order as well.

But the above use of `:' is not doing what I want.

What am I doing wrong, please?


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