[TUHS] Command line options and complexity
usotsuki at buric.co
Thu Mar 12 15:35:14 AEST 2020
On Thu, 12 Mar 2020, Dave Horsfall wrote:
> Which is why I suggested there be a means to turn it off; I'm becoming a fan
> of environment variables to modify the standard behaviour of tools (but I
> loathe the Penguin/OS default to use colours).
When I first used Linux, that wasn't the default. Personally, I don't
think it should be (actually I think there simply shouldn't be a color
mode at all to ls).
> More than likely; as I approach age 68 I notice that I'm losing some
> cognitive facility... I might start using "," and see if I like it, but I
> see that the Mac doesn't have it (my Penguin is off the air at the moment),
> and having it as an environment variable would be nice.
GNU ls does not appear to have a -, switch.
IBM, interestingly, introduced an environment variable in PC DOS 6.3 that
did the opposite thing. If the NO_SEP variable existed, it suppressed
commas in file sizes.
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