Subject: Re: ps(1) sysv silliness
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Simon Burge <email@example.com>
Date: 06/08/2000 11:43:43
> 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.
On our Sun's here, we have:
mq:~ 869> which ps
mq:~ 870> cat `which ps`
case $1 in
exec /usr/bin/ps $*
exec /usr/ucb/ps $*
> Why not do that? I never type "ps -ax" or "ps ef" :-)
> # a) So pukable that noone in their right mind would ever use it?
> If it must be done this way, I suppose -- see above.
Note that I only did this because a friend said "I'm used to typing
ps -fu <user>" and this is a proof of concept. I'm not suggesting
that this be integrated into NetBSD unless enough people feel that
it would be useful in some guise or another...