[rescue] [geeks] Solaris being discontinued? Rumors flying

Patrick Finnegan pat at computer-refuge.org
Sun Dec 4 09:40:24 CST 2016

At least for dd, SIGUSR1.

For the rest, dig around in /proc/$PID/fdinfo/*

On Sun, Dec 4, 2016 at 9:11 AM, John Francini <francini at mac.com> wrote:
> SIGINFO! Normally mapped to Control-T.  Descended (at least in spirit) from
> equivalent functions on various DEC OSes (TOPS-10/20, VMS, etc). Missed it
> terribly when I had to move to UNIX/Linux, so happy to find it on macOS and
> BSDs. Anyone know if there's a patch or add-on to add it to Linux?
> John
> Sent from my iPad
>> On Dec 3, 2016, at 23:52, Jonathan Patschke <jp at celestrion.net> wrote:
>>> On Sat, 3 Dec 2016, Phil Stracchino wrote:
>>> To be clear, I'm not talking about the latest shiny bling-bling desktop
>>> environment.  I'm talking about things like common Unix cli utilities
>>> that don't yet support command-line options that I've taken for granted
>>> for ten years.
>> It goes both ways.
>> FreeBSD's tar can uncompress an archive whether it's gzipped, xz-ed,
>> bzipper, or compressed with one flag (z) instead of needing to pick one of
>> several (z, Z, l?, or j).
>> SIGINFO.  Linux doesn't have it.  Solaris doesn't have it.  The BSDs and
>> OS X do, and you'll miss it once you get used to being able to ask a
>> process how close to done it is.
>> I have yet to meet a disk-labeling tool for Linux as scriptable and
>> easy-to-use (if not easy-to-learn) as gpart.  It supports MBR and GPT and
>> requires no GUI.  My CentOS box appears to have nothing like that.
>> Do we even have to discuss the convoluted state of procps?  Or the fun new
>> replacements for ifconfig and route?
>> It's almost like the BSDs and Linuxen cater to different crowds with
>> differing expectations.  Horses for courses, and all that.
>> --
>> Jonathan Patschke
>> Austin, TX
>> USA
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