Friday, July 28, 2006

Broken base tools that need fixing

Here is a note to myself for base Linux tools that require fixing:

  • ifconfig - interfaces are configured by kernel name not MAC address. You should be able to do either as Linux randomly assigns interface names (at least to ethernet devices). On my work PC I have three network interfaces. I think the issue is the USB one gets detected at different times on boot

  • Fix 'ps' - As stated earlier it does not print entire process names even when it has loads of screen real-estate. I think the whole process could be rewritten and work much better.

  • etc etc (post comments of more)

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