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PATCH for a more-POSIX `ps', and related adventures
- Subject: PATCH for a more-POSIX `ps', and related adventures
- From: danfe at nsu.ru (Alexey Dokuchaev)
- Date: Fri Mar 26 06:34:20 2004
On Fri, Mar 26, 2004 at 09:43:21AM +0100, Dag-Erling Sm?rgrav wrote:
> Albert Cahalan <albert_(_at_)_users_(_dot_)_sf_(_dot_)_net> writes:
> > On Thu, 2004-03-25 at 14:17, Jilles Tjoelker wrote:
> > > I think that has been a historical mistake in the POSIX standardization.
> > > tar/cpio were not standardized, instead a new utility "pax" was
> > > invented. This should have been done with ps too [...]
> > I would agree, except that nobody uses pax. :-)
> NetBSD and OpenBSD use pax exclusively; their tar and cpio are
> symlinks to /bin/pax.
How do they handle tar/cpio-specific arguments than? By bloating pax(1)
with quite some piece of code? This seems odd.
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