Subject: Re: standards/17497: POSIX.1-2001: ps -A not supported
To: Simon Burge <email@example.com>
From: Ben Harris <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/07/2002 11:02:02
On Sun, 7 Jul 2002, Simon Burge wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 06, 2002 at 11:39:21PM +0100, Ben Harris wrote:
> > >Number: 17497
> > >Category: standards
> > POSIX.1-2001 (and probably POSIX.2-1992) specifies the following option
> > for ps:
> > -A Write information for all processes.
> Err, SUSv3 lists a few options that we don't implement, and some that
> cross over between SysV ps and BSD ps.
That's why I said "POSIX". The POSIX.1-2001 version of ps (i.e. IEEE
1003.1-2001 without the XSI option) should't have any conflicts with our
one. Unfortunately, because of the way the shading is done in
1003.1-2001, it's a bit hard to see, but the POSIX synopsis boils down to:
ps [-aA] [-G grouplist] [-o format] [-p proclist] [-t termlist]
I would never suggest that we should implement the XSI version of ps.
Ben Harris <email@example.com>
Portmaster, NetBSD/acorn26 <URL:http://www.netbsd.org/Ports/acorn26/>