ps enhencements (posix syntax, and more)
Garance A Drosihn
drosih at rpi.edu
Thu Apr 22 18:47:26 PDT 2004
At 3:19 AM +0200 4/23/04, Cyrille Lefevre wrote:
>"Albert Cahalan" <albert at users.sourceforge.net> wrote:
>> No, the point was that adding **any** option to switch
>> parser modes kind of defeats the whole idea of trying
>> to be compatible with anything.
>as suggested by Garrett Wollman, I will change -qQ to -W
>something, as done before through -X posix,etc. which have
>been retired from the current version.
Don't go changing things around yet again. I don't think
Garrett *requested* a change. He just pointed out that -W
is reserved "for the implementation".
> > You can switch via $PATH and/or some other environment variable.
>currently, mode switch is also done through [...] and using
>an environment variable (see another email about that).
>but, some others dislike environment variables...
I have no intention of installing any updates which cause `ps'
to completely change it's behavior and accepted options based
on the value of an environment variable.
> > > static char bsd_fmtstr = "\
>> > label:Z user:[ju](n!)& uid:([ju]n&)([ls]([ju]!)&)| pid:2! ppid:[jl] \
>> > pgid:j sid:jX& tpgid:jX& tsid:jX& jobc:j sig:s sigmask:s sigignore:s \
>> > sigcatch:s cpu:l pri:l nice:l %cpu:u %mem:u vsz:[lu] rss:[lu] \
>> > mwchan:l(n!)& nwchan:ln& tt:[d2u](vX&)| state:1! tt:[jls]([du]!)& \
>> > start:u time:1! sl:v re:v pagein:v vsz:v([lu]!)& rss:v([lu]!)& lim:v \
>> > tsiz:v %cpu:v(u!)& %mem:v(u!)& command:1! \
>> > ";
>> I am reminded of sendmail. You're getting close.
>maybe, but this kept the code as small as possible. encode this
>using if else if etc. and the code will be at least twice the
I am not sure of all that that section of code is doing, but I
will say that I am a little uncomfortable with how cryptic that
Garance Alistair Drosehn = gad at gilead.netel.rpi.edu
Senior Systems Programmer or gad at freebsd.org
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute or drosih at rpi.edu
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