Subject: Re: progress(1) buffersize
To: NetBSD User-Level Technical Discussion List <>
From: Greg A. Woods <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 06/05/2007 13:18:20
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At Tue, 5 Jun 2007 10:14:46 -0400, John Hawkinson wrote:
Subject: Re: progress(1) buffersize
> Christos Zoulas <> wrote on Mon,  4 Jun 2007
> at 19:51:55 +0000 in <f41qgr$a5j$>:
> > >Just to line things up nicely.  No other reason.
> >=20
> > Typically we hard-code the spaces in... I guess this is nicer.

Indeed it is, very much nicer.  :-)

> It's less nice when you run strings on the binary though.


Surely you don't usually run "strings" to find the usage info instead of
just asking the command to tell you its usage.

If I'm not mistaken there are already instances of usage messages that
need run-time formatting, but either way it seems to me that anyone
running "strings" on a program binary and expecting to read nicely
formatted output has got another thing coming.  :-)

						Greg A. Woods

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