[TUHS] Command line options and complexity

Greg A. Woods woods at robohack.ca
Sat Mar 14 12:13:53 AEST 2020

At Fri, 13 Mar 2020 11:36:47 +1100, Greg 'groggy' Lehey <grog at lemis.com> wrote:
Subject: Re: [TUHS] Command line options and complexity
> On Thursday, 12 March 2020 at 16:22:01 +1100, Dave Horsfall wrote:
> > On Thu, 12 Mar 2020, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
> > >
> > > And then there's the question why you don't like the standard output.
> > > Because the number strings are too long and difficult to read, maybe?
> > > That's the rationale for the -, option.
> >
> > 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.
> Yes, currently only FreeBSD has it.

Because of course NetBSD has chosen a different option letter:  'M'

Unfortunately on NetBSD and FreeBSD the appearance of commas (or
whatever is appropriate) depends on the locale being correctly
configured, and this is not always so easy to do!

					Greg A. Woods <gwoods at acm.org>

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