bin/51430: Patch, renice convenience option

David Schultz das at FreeBSD.ORG
Fri May 2 05:24:44 PDT 2003

On Sat, Apr 26, 2003, Samuel J. Greear wrote:
> The following reply was made to PR bin/51430; it has been noted by GNATS.
> From: "Samuel J. Greear" <dragonk at>
> To: <DougB at>
> Cc: <dragonk at>, <FreeBSD-gnats-submit at>
> Subject: Re: bin/51430: Patch, renice convenience option
> Date: Sat, 26 Apr 2003 22:37:59 -0600 (MDT)
>  Doug,
>  Would it have made you feel better if I had submitted a standalone
>  application, named 'reniceall' (re: killall), with additional
>  worthless functionality?  Changing the niceness of processes in a
>  jail perhaps!  hrmmmm!!!   Really, where has the line been drawn?

I think Doug's point is that this sort of thing is feeping
creaturism, given that you can just write a script to do:

	ps -acxo pid,command | awk "{if (\"$command\" == \$2) print \$1 }"

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