Subject: Re: What happened to "envstat -r"?
To: None <>
From: Alan Barrett <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/17/2007 11:15:26
On Tue, 17 Jul 2007, Juan RP wrote:
> > I realise that row mode is now the default, but I think that the "-r"
> > option should still be accepted for compatibility with old scripts and
> > fingers.  Also, how do I request column mode?
> There's no column mode anymore. It wasn't very useful when there were many
> sensors either.

I agree that envstat's column mode wasn't useful with many sensors, but
it was sometimes useful with a few explicitly selected sensors.  For example,

    envstat -i60 -s "acpibat0 charge,acpibat1 charge,acpitz0 temperature"

I don't remember any discussion about removing column mode, though I do
remember discussion about making row mode the default.

Even if column mode never comes back, please could you reinstate the
"-r" option; it would just need to be parsed and accepted but do

--apb (Alan Barrett)