Subject: Re: ddb Upcoming enhancements/changes/history
To: John Hawkinson <jhawk@MIT.EDU>
From: Manuel Bouyer <email@example.com>
Date: 05/25/2000 16:59:02
On Thu, May 25, 2000 at 10:31:26AM -0400, John Hawkinson wrote:
> >for example 'ps' shows pid in decimal but kill only accepts hex ...
> No, kill accepts the pid in the current radix. So, presuming
> a desire to kill process 11:
> kill 0t11
> kill b
> kill 0xb
> set $radix=0t10
> kill 11
Ok, I didn't know radix. So with $radix=0t10, 11 is really 11 (decimal) ?
> But more seriously, how would you like to see this addressed?
'11' is decimal, '0x11' is hex :)
> The manpage could get a clarification that "ps" prints the pid in
> "ps" could be modified to prin the pid in the current radix.
This would be a good thing, certainly.
> Do you have an explicit proposal?
Not really, I didn't know the radix stuff and though that kill always handled
its argument as hex.
Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI. Manuel.Bouyer@lip6.fr