Subject: Re: ps(1) sysv silliness
To: Greywolf <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: tech-userlevel
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).

Take care,