Subject: Re: sysctl -q [was: Re: CVS commit: basesrc/sbin/sysctl]
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 03/24/2002 14:41:04
On Sun, Mar 24, 2002 at 02:26:38PM +0100, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> On Sun, 24 Mar 2002, Bill Sommerfeld wrote:
> > Modified Files:
> > 	basesrc/sbin/sysctl: sysctl.8 sysctl.c
> > 
> > Log Message:
> > Add -q flag, for use with -w and -f, which suppresses output after a set.
> Following Unix-tradition of "no news is good news", i wonder if this
> shouldn't be the default, and there be a -v (verbose) switch added.

Uh, there is no such tradition. That is:

- half the utilities are "no news is good news" utilities
- half are "nobody wants to hear bad news" utilities