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lib for parsing cmdline parameters

Popt was heavily influenced by the getopt() and getopt_long() functions, but it allows more powerful argument expansion. It can parse arbitrary argv[] style arrays and automatically set variables based on command line arguments. It also allows command line arguments to be aliased via configuration files and includes utility functions for parsing arbitrary strings into argv[] arrays using shell-like rules.

This package contains the runtime library and locale data.

Package version:1.16-1


This is the popt(3) command line option parsing library. While it is similiar
to getopt(3), it contains a number of enhancements, including:

	1) popt is fully reentrant
	2) popt can parse arbitrary argv[] style arrays while 
	   getopt(3) makes this quite difficult
	3) popt allows users to alias command line arguments
	4) popt provides convience functions for parsing strings
	   into argv[] style


popt (1.16-1) unstable; urgency=low

  * New upstream release (Closes: #581439)
  * Switch to dpkg-source 3.0 (quilt) format
  * Add a watch file.
  * Update to standards version 3.8.4 (no changes)

 -- Paul Martin <>  Thu, 13 May 2010 05:14:50 +0100

popt (1.15-1) unstable; urgency=low

  * New upstream release
  * Update to standards version 3.8.3
    + debian/README.source added


1.15 -> 1.16:
    - add lv.po, update translations (Translation Project).
    - include xcode project files in distributed popt tar ball.
    - make distcheck is now squeaky clean.
    - permit VPATH builds.
    - add shallow tests using ISP/RAS
    - prefix bit set routines with popt to avoid symbol coolisions w rpm.
    - add tdict.c to exercise popt bit sets against /usr


This is the Debian GNU/Linux prepackaged version of the popt library.
popt was originally written by

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