Subject: Re: sysv ps(1) implementation [was: ps(1) sysv silliness]
To: Andrew Brown <>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 06/12/2000 14:21:12
Andrew Brown wrote:

> >> what if i wanted to do "ps -uaxww"?
> >
> >The current behaviour is to have BSD and SysV mode separate, except that
> >adding "ps -ef" to BSD mode was easy...
> what's that supposed to do?  the same thing as "ps -axl"?  that's just
> weird...

A little more - as well as enabling all processes (effectively -ax) it
uses a sysv -f format ("user pid ppid c start tt time command") instead
of the -l output format.

After talking to Todd I'm still not sure that BSD mode should have any
SysV compatibilities at all though...