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Re: standards/18257: POSIX.2-1992: ps(1)'s TIME column has the wrong format
The following reply was made to PR standards/18257; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Klaus Klein <kleink%kleink.org@localhost>
Cc: standards-manager%netbsd.org@localhost, netbsd-bugs%netbsd.org@localhost
Subject: Re: standards/18257: POSIX.2-1992: ps(1)'s TIME column has the wrong
Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2012 21:22:31 +0100
On Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 09:55:02AM +0000, David Holland wrote:
> The following reply was made to PR standards/18257; it has been noted by
> From: David Holland <dholland-bugs%netbsd.org@localhost>
> To: gnats-bugs%NetBSD.org@localhost
> Subject: Re: standards/18257: POSIX.2-1992: ps(1)'s TIME column has the wrong
> Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2012 09:50:54 +0000
> On Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 05:30:07AM +0000, Alan Barrett wrote:
> > Looking at the implemetation, it appears that the output from "ps
> > ax" and "ps -ax" will be different. I really dislike this. If we
> > do any sort of magic format switching, then I'd like a better way,
> > and whatever we do the man page should contain a discussion of the
> > tradeoffs.
> Since POSIX chose to bless System V ps and we have a Berkeley ps,
> there's not much point in expecting (or attempting to implement) exact
> If there's a real reason to want a System V ps (as opposed to
> standards wanking) it should be a separate binary. Otherwise you end
> up with horrors like linux's procps.
I've suggested using _CS_PATH for this before, _if_ someone really
cares sufficiently about having a System-V-ps-done-right in the
system to implement it.
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