magetoo at fastmail.fm
Wed Dec 5 06:06:29 PST 2007
On Wed, 5 Dec 2007, Justin C. Sherrill wrote:
It'd be relatively easy to add a switch to force "always list" behavior,
which is less common than the need to get detailed info.
Well, of course it's *solvable*. You could also (in principle) detect if
you're running interactivly, or are being called from a script, and adjust
the output accordingly.
But it's just not a good idea. Principle of least surprise, the Unix
philosophy, keep it simple, and all that.
This is all pretty off topic for the list though, and I don't feel like
arguing about it.
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