cvs commit: src/etc rc.subr
yar at comp.chem.msu.su
Fri Aug 18 14:33:16 UTC 2006
On Fri, Aug 18, 2006 at 04:13:37PM +0200, Dag-Erling Sm?rgrav wrote:
> Yar Tikhiy <yar at FreeBSD.org> writes:
> > Log:
> > The ps(1) command is unfriendly to scripts by default because
> > it limits the width of its output to the value of $COLUMNS, or
> > what TIOCGWINSZ reports, or 79 columns. We should specify -ww
> > to ps(1) so that it removes the limit and prints lines in full.
> > Otherwise very long command pathnames could be mishandled, e.g.,
> > by _find_processes().
> or perhaps _find_processes() should use pgrep(1) instead of ps(1).
I considered that but had to stick to ps(1) because pgrep was in
/usr/bin while ps was in /bin. The use of /usr/bin tools should
be very limited in rc.subr(8). OTOH, pgrep uses /lib libs only,
which makes it possible to transfer pgrep+pkill to /bin if we can
stand the growth of / by some 50 kbytes.
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