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Definition: option: An argument on a command line, usually preceded by a minus sign, that modifies the functioning of the command-also known as a flag or a switch. For example, the -x option on the command line vi -x allows the vi editor to read an encrypted file.

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Source: Linux Guide @FirstLinux / Linux Dictionary V 0.16
http://www.tldp.org/LDP/Linux-Dictionary/html/index.html
Author: Binh Nguyen linuxfilesystem(at)yahoo(dot)com(dot)au
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