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@@ -212,6 +212,13 @@ There are some macros to easily define options:
Use it to hide deprecated options that are still to be recognized
and ignored silently.
+`OPT_PASSTHRU(short, long, &char_var, arg_str, description, flags)`::
+ Introduce an option that will be reconstructed into a char* string,
+ which must be initialized to NULL. This is useful when you need to
+ pass the command-line option to another command. Any previous value
+ will be overwritten, so this should only be used for options where
+ the last one specified on the command line wins.
+
The last element of the array must be `OPT_END()`.