Function

GLibOptionContextnew

Declaration

GOptionContext*
g_option_context_new (
  const gchar* parameter_string
)

Description

Creates a new option context.

The parameter_string can serve multiple purposes. It can be used to add descriptions for “rest” arguments, which are not parsed by the GOptionContext, typically something like “FILES” or “FILE1 FILE2…”. If you are using G_OPTION_REMAINING for collecting “rest” arguments, GLib handles this automatically by using the arg_description of the corresponding GOptionEntry in the usage summary.

Another usage is to give a short summary of the program functionality, like ” - frob the strings”, which will be displayed in the same line as the usage. For a longer description of the program functionality that should be displayed as a paragraph below the usage line, use g_option_context_set_summary().

Note that the parameter_string is translated using the function set with g_option_context_set_translate_func(), so it should normally be passed untranslated.

Available since:2.6

Parameters

parameter_string

Type: const gchar*

A string which is displayed in the first line of --help output, after the usage summary programname [OPTION...]

The argument can be NULL.
The data is owned by the caller of the function.
The value is a NUL terminated UTF-8 string.

Return value

Type: GOptionContext

A newly created GOptionContext, which must be freed with g_option_context_free() after use.

The data is owned by the called function.