Module Getopt::Long implements an extended getopt function called GetOptions(). This function implements the POSIX standard for command line options, with GNU extensions, while still capable of handling the traditional one-letter options. In general, this means that command line options can have long names instead of single letters, and are introduced with a double dash `--'. Optionally, Getopt::Long can support the traditional bundling of single-letter command line options. Getopt::Long::GetOptions() is part of the Perl 5 distribution. It is the successor of newgetopt.pl that came with Perl 4. It is fully upward compatible. In fact, the Perl 5 version of newgetopt.pl is just a wrapper around the module. INSTALLATION HINTS: * Since this package replaces Perl5 core files, you must specify "--force" with the rpm command. * If you have perl installed, but not from an rpm, you must specify "--nodeps" with the rpm command.