Subject: Re: ps(1) sysv silliness
To: Greywolf <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Bill Studenmund <email@example.com>
Date: 06/07/2000 18:40:15
On Wed, 7 Jun 2000, Greywolf wrote:
> BSD-style args have typically been keys (as long as I have used ps,
> i.e. "ps ax") while SysV has used option args (i.e. "ps -ef").
> I know this is probably an abominable concept ("EWWW LINUX!"), but
> I always found it kinda cool for ps to divine what the user
> wanted -- this was a nice example of DWIM code.
Actually AIX has been doing that since at least AIX 3.1.2 or so (1991).