Subject: Re: CryptoGraphic Disk.
To: Lubomir Sedlacik <>
From: Roland Dowdeswell <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 10/07/2002 10:40:46
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Lubomir Sedlacik wrote:

>> >=20
>> > is there any reason why is the control utility inconsistently named
>> > cgdconfig(8) and not cgdctl(8) to follow the way NetBSD does it?
>> > cgdconfig(8) sounds more like FreeBSD tool for me.
>> Well, there are already ccdconfig(8) and vnconfig(8). It looks pretty
>> consistent to me.
>well, i'd say they should be renamed too before it will end in chaotic
>mess.  it is really confusing for newcomers when 1/3 of tools are called
>*config and other 2/3 are called *ctl.  i can understand why tools like
>ifconfig use their names for historical reasons but i don't see any
>reason why new tools should be called *config when most native NetBSD
>utilities uses *ctl suffix.
>is there any rule how to name new tools?  what about writing one?

I used the config naming convention to follow vnconfig(8) and
ccdconfig(8), since the interfaces and functionality of the device
most closely resemble those commands.  There is raidctl(8) uses
the other semantic, but it's the odd man out.

    Roland Dowdeswell                      http://www.Imrryr.ORG/~elric/