Subject: Re: What happened to "envstat -r"?
To: Alan Barrett <>
From: Juan RP <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/17/2007 11:55:47
On Tue, 17 Jul 2007 11:15:26 +0200
Alan Barrett <> wrote:

> 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.

I said that back when I was working on it and nobody commented about it.

> 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
> nothing.

I still don't get why do we need -r again to be a dummy flag.

Juan Romero Pardines	- The NetBSD Project	- NetBSD/pkgsrc news in Spanish