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Reusing an old (envstat(8)) command line option

Back in NetBSD 5.x, envstat(8) had a -W option that was used to select between Critical and Warning alarm limits. That option was deprecated shortly after 5.0 shipped, and the option remains (but is ignored).

I am now considering enhancing sysmon sensors to be able to retain high- and low-water mark sensor values, and -W would be mnemonically suitable for selecting this display. But is it acceptable to "re-task" the deprecated option? Or should I pick something else?

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