ps -ef difference linux/cygwin (arguments)

William Sutton
Fri May 1 18:15:00 GMT 2009

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.
> cgf
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