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Jérémy Levron Author • Edited on

If I understand correctly, you can chain options? -xfv means -x, then -f, then -v, is it correct?

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David Woodward

This is correct (of most commands)! Some more complex ones can't be chained.

For example, you can't chain --this-is-an-arg and --this-too-is-an-arg but individual letters are usually fine.