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Re: ps -ef difference linux/cygwin (arguments)

I'll point out that there is also a significant difference between a direct response and gratuitous insults.

William Sutton

On Fri, 1 May 2009, Christopher Faylor wrote:

On Fri, May 01, 2009 at 04:52:21PM +0200, wrote:
From: Mark J. Reed <>
Date: Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 11:31:13AM -0400
This has come up before; an archive search might save some repetition.

Yes, sorry about that. I can understand that the output of ps is used in scripts. I find it harder to understand that adding a new flag to ps would also break those scripts,

You're assuming a fact not in evidence.

but what I'd love most and suspect would keep this question from
popping up and getting everybody excited now and again would be a small
line in the ps man page.

Well, the current "excitement" was apparently because I provided a one line direct response to a question rather than assuming that what was actually being asked for was a history lesson and a reminder that patches are thoughtfuly considered. Little did I know that there was an indignant person out there who was capable of speaking for lots of Cygwin users who languished in ignorance on this subject.

Languishing aside, however, if someone is willing to provide a patch to
provide a new option and new functionality, it will be given the same
attention that we always give to patches.


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