Subject gback, gsec, gstat, isql inconsistencies
Author fedetxf
I'm starting to operate my databases with the command line tools. I
find that they are unnecesarily hard to learn due to having different
switches for smiliar purposes.

I can provide some examples, I'm sure long time users will know more.

Specify User Specify Password Specify Role
Gbak -user -pas -ro
Isql -u -p -r
Gsec -user -password -role
Gstat -u -p n/a

This gets more confusing by having abreviations and full version of
the switches in some but not all of the tools.
And why is gback printing its switches in capitals when one issues the
--help command?

Gfix's man says the password can be specified with -pa or -password.
Not -pas?
And when creating a new user the password is preceded by -pw, a new
Even the --help which sometimes is also -h but not always.
A quick look at gdef shows it follows gbak's capitals for switches in
the --help screen and -user -password

When you are learning to use these tools these are less usable and
harder to learn because of these little differences that get in the

How hard is to use always -u, -p and -r for user, password and role
across all tools?
The -h is also easy to add.

I know this is obvious for all of you. :-) Just pointing at the only
thing that is annoying me these days.