RE: Hyphen in command-line utility?

Subject: RE: Hyphen in command-line utility?
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: "Sonja McShane" <sonja -dot- mcshane -at- str -dot- com -dot- au>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2007 08:09:27 -0700

Sonja McShane wrote:

> For now, after much searching in archives and the Internet, I
> need to know definitively if I should hyphenate "command-line
> utility". I know the compound modifier 'command line' can't
> be misinterpreted if it's not hyphenated, but I really,
> really feel the need to hyphenate it anyway.
> I very much look forward to some authorative answers, and any
> references as well.

IMHO, the definitive answer is "Pick one and use it consistently. Then
get on to more important things." This simply isn't worth spending hours
researching and fretting over.

As I said, IMHO. :-)


Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom


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