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26 May 2011 23:39 xose

Debian, Fedora and openSUSE fork of procps, see http://gitorious.org/procps

26 Mar 2004 21:48 adc

Poll: proper "O" behavior?
Should the "O" option print command arguments or not?

It was originally designed to match the Digital UNIX ps,

which doesn't print arguments for either "-O" or "O".

FreeBSD prints the command arguments for "O" and does

not distinguish "O" from "-O".

13 Nov 2003 12:50 hackel

Re: toprc anybody?
Don't mind my being an idiot...
A - switch to alternate display mode
Z - edit color mapping for windows 1-4
W - write .toprc

Wow, I wouldn't have guessed one of the oldest unix utilities has such a nice gui conf-file editor built-in! ;-)

13 Nov 2003 12:39 hackel

toprc anybody?
Could someone post a .toprc file that will give a happy- colored, multi-column output like the one in the screenshot? I realize I'm horribly lazy for not simply figuring it out myself, but that's okay. Thanks!

10 Jun 2003 16:38 fredlwm

Re: Slackware doesn't send patches upstream.

> Patrick J. Volkerding runs the project.
> I doubt he packages procps by himself.
> Does he? (and everything else????)
>
> I'm looking for the person who chooses
> the procps release to use and the
> patches
> to apply.
>

Yes, he does everything. I just don't know if he wrote such patches. You should ask him.

10 Jun 2003 16:35 adc

Re: Slackware doesn't send patches upstream.
Patrick J. Volkerding runs the project.
I doubt he packages procps by himself.
Does he? (and everything else????)


I'm looking for the person who chooses
the procps release to use and the patches
to apply.

10 Jun 2003 16:13 fredlwm

Re: Slackware doesn't send patches upstream.

> I have not ever seen these patches
> before.
> How am I supposed to contact the
> Slackware
> maintainer to discuss them???


Patrick J. Volkerding - volkerdi at slackware dot com.

10 Jun 2003 16:08 adc

Slackware doesn't send patches upstream.
I have not ever seen these patches before.
How am I supposed to contact the Slackware
maintainer to discuss them??? Anyway, I'll take
a look at the patches right now...


procps.ksyms.nowhine.diff.gz

Hides the symptom of a minor problem. OK.
(it's some over-aggressive sanity checking code)


procps.nowarning.diff.gz

The warning is important. See the FAQ for why.
The warning has been modified to print out the
URL of the FAQ now.


procps.top.COMMAND.diff.gz

Somebody likes COMMAND better than Command.
No problem. I'll apply this now even. It sure
would have been nice to have even got an email!


procps.top.nobright.diff.gz

Somebody hates bold. Well, procps-3.x.xx has
less bold than procps-2.x.xx does, and even
includes a switch to turn it off. I don't think I can
please everyone! How should I call a vote?


procps.w.showfrom.diff.gz

This changes the default to show "from".
Uh, maybe this is good. I think Debian does
the same thing, so maybe I'll change the default.

10 Jun 2003 14:54 fredlwm

Re: No kidding. Drop it.


> Update: it appears that Slackware 9 is
> now
> shipping procps-3 code.
>

Yes, 9.0, but -current (future 9.1) not anymore.

Sat May 31 21:34:22 PDT 2003
a/procps-2.0.13-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to procps-2.0.13.
Will the real procps please stand up. ;-) After noticing Robert Love's post on lkml, I realized we've been using the wrong version of procps. This version seems considerably better, requiring only 1 of the 5 patches I usually apply to procps (I'm not a fan of the bold white text in 'top').

The new (ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/source/a/procps/) and old (ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-9.0/source/a/procps/) patches.

29 May 2003 16:59 adc

No kidding. Drop it.
Red Hat has a long history of shipping hacked
up forks. Does gcc 2.96 ring a bell? How about
plain old GNU sort, broken to the extent that a
simple 'sort -n' would randomize the input?
The KDE developers have been screaming for
ages and ages.

What else is new? Stop encouraging them.

Update: it appears that Slackware 9 is now
shipping procps-3 code.

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