Re: Hyphen in command-line utility?

Subject: Re: Hyphen in command-line utility?
From: Janice Gelb <Janice -dot- Gelb -at- Sun -dot- COM>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2007 08:31:16 +1100

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.

As others have said, this sort of question rarely
has a definitive answer but as a data point, the
Sun style guide still specifically calls for "command
line" to be hyphenated as a modifier in line with our
general rule about hyphenating compound modifiers.

-- Janice

P.S. Greetings from Melbourne :->

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