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Re: uname -p is broken

From: J. Grant
Subject: Re: uname -p is broken
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2002 10:42:35 +0900
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Well as both -s and -p are present it would seem sensible that they worked. If there is an issue with it not working why is it present in a broken format and not corrected?


Bob Proulx wrote:
Are you aware that uname -a gives incorrect output? or rather missing
the -p, --processor  print the host processor type feature?

Note that the -p option is not standard.  For portable applications
you should avoid using that option.  In fact the uname functionality
is such that portable scripts should probably avoid all but the -s



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