Subject: Re: tty device names for Cyclades Z
To: Thor Lancelot Simon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Bill Studenmund <email@example.com>
Date: 06/08/2000 10:29:31
On Thu, 8 Jun 2000, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
> > Note that since ps still only uses two columns, they will all show up as
> > tt "CZ" in ps.
> I strongly object.
> This is confusing (it makes the tty numbers look like pty numbers) and
> contradicts historical practice; plenty of other systems have simply
> expanded the width of the tty number.
Uhm, they already start with CZ, so that damage is done..
All I'm doing is talking about making them take 7 columns rather than 9.
An auto-scaling ps should do the right thing now, though.