Subject: Re: ps(1) sysv silliness
To: None <>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 06/07/2000 19:00:43 (Jason R Thorpe) writes:
> Don't SYSV options require "-" in front of them for ps(1)?  Berkeley
> ones don't.  If so:
> 	ps -<anthing> -- system 5
> 	ps <anything> -- Berkeley
> ?

however, Net/2 (iirc) and therefore our 'ps' both accepts and
documents the dash form as acceptable for 'berkeley-ish' args.

in fact, ps(1) doesn't even document the non-dash form in any obvious

so, while it might have once been a good idea to differentiate that
way, it ceased to be no more recently than a few years ago.  8-)