svn commit: r196254 - head/usr.sbin/iostat

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at
Sat Aug 15 19:46:39 UTC 2009

On Sat, 15 Aug 2009 20:37:28 +0200, Ivan Voras <ivoras at> wrote:
>2009/8/15 Giorgos Keramidas <keramida at>:
>> Author: keramida (doc committer)
>> Date: Sat Aug 15 17:57:21 2009
>> New Revision: 196254
>> URL:
>> Log:
>>  iostat: add a bit of space between tty in/out columns
>>  The columns for tty input and output may bump against each other
>>  if the tty output needs more than 5 columns.  Add a bit of space
>>  that pushes everything 1 column to the right, but also avoids the
>>  problem.
> I don't know if it would interfere with some use cases (OTOH I don't
> know why would someone need tty in/out counts at all) but why not
> aggressively humanize the numbers instead?

It would probably interfere with scripts that people are using to parse
iostat output.  Even *this* change that slides everything to the right
by one column may cause a bit of surprise, but I see that -H is not
taken as an option.  I'll try to grab it and add support for human
readable numbers, but keep it non-default.

Thanks! :)

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