Subject: Re: ps(1) sysv silliness
To: None <>
From: Tim Rightnour <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 06/10/2000 23:48:10
On 08-Jun-00 Hubert Feyrer wrote:
>> I suggest either
>>  1. make it a separate program, such as
>>     /usr/bin/ps-sysv, /usr/5bin/ps, etc., or
> And make sysinst let the user decide if he wants to install NetBSD or
> SolarisBSD. .-)

Actually.. on AIX.. they have an interesting way of dealing with this..

if you type ps aux (no -) you get BSD functionality
if you type ps -ef you get sysV.

It would be nice.. if something like -ef just worked..  you don't know how many
times I accidentally type "-ef" followed by "grrr"  ;)

(just to be clear.. I hate -ef.. but I get in the habit of typing it at work)

Tim Rightnour <>
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