Drawing bitmap characters on Linux

I’m trying to draw bitmap characters with GLUT and I’ve run in to a problem. When the code runs on windows it doesn’t require glut_init() to run, it just goes without it. On linux though it’s required. This doesn’t seem like a big issue, but it wants my argc and args unmodified pass to it. My program doesn’t and isn’t intended to take any command line arguments from it so could someone suggest a way for me to be able to get around this by perhaps providing some dummy information or just anyway I can get around having to give it command line args that I know are nothing?