# Option conventions

For most condor_submit_util options, there are two conventions that you can use to specify that option on the command line:

• The -<letter> convention - Use this simple convention as a short cut.

For example, the simple option to receive email notification when your batch processing is complete is -N.

• The --<term> convention - Use this lengthy convention to make it easy to determine what option you use.

For example, the lengthy option to receive email notification when your batch processing is complete is --Notify.

Both conventions for specifying an option perform the same function. For example, to receive email notification when your batch processing is complete, the options -N and --Notify perform the same function.