svn commit: r266423 - in head/sys: conf dev/i40e modules/i40e

David Chisnall theraven at
Wed May 21 09:17:12 UTC 2014

On 20 May 2014, at 18:16, Gleb Smirnoff <glebius at> wrote:

> Would be cool if most of tools (netstat, systat, etc...) could
> determine size of terminal and dynamically widen all their fields.
> Thus, tool can run w/o any abbreviations when run in a script mode,
> run abbreviated on a small terminal, and run verbose on a wide
> terminal.
> This sounds like a generic library providing a special version
> of printf(3), which specifies minimal and maximum sizes for fields
> and when extra terminal width is available it distributes this
> width evenly between all fields. Name it 'elastic printf'.
> Sounds like a nice Google SoC project. Or might be that such
> library already exists.

We have a summer of code project to teach (some of) these tools to produce a structured, machine-readable, output and write a few generic tools for processing them.  This should make it a lot easier to produce simple tools that can fit the information that you actually want into a terminal (or send HTML to netcat, or whatever).


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