Discussing non BSD tools on Stable (Was: Re: du and df don't agree)
Ruben de Groot wrote:[color=blue][color=green][color=darkred]
>>>> You need lsof +aL1 /tmp to see an answer.
>>> Please don't advise people to install third party apps (lsof) where
>>> base system tools (fstat) can do the job.[/color]
>> Why not?[/color]
> Because it gives the impression the base system is incomplete, which it is not,
> at least not in this situation. The wording "you need lsof" is plain wrong.[/color]
Perhaps the wording is chosen to be too strong.
>> This is one of the ways I pick up on all kinds of nice tools I've not heard
>> of before. And it is not like this is swamping the list with of topic
> Difference of opinion; I prefer to use FreeBSD tools before falling back to
> 3rd party tools, no matter how nice.[/color]
Shure, so do I. But then base and ports are just like one very large candy
store, and there are too many tools to know about.
>> You might have redirected the question to questions@[/color]
> I don't see the point. Why didn't you redirect it?[/color]
1) You made it sound like it is an obvious question with an even more obvious
answer. And normally these go to questions@
2) The reason for this is on the Unix FAQ, not shure it has this answer with it.
3) Because I would not know the answer to the question asked, And what I should
have done is change the subject with the previous posting.
>> The initial question indicated that fstat did not give the info wanted.
>> Your info does not help, because you told him to use fstat, but forgot to
>> mention HOW. So he is in no way any wiser after your answer.[/color]
> Yes, my bad. But he allready found the answer himself (using fstat -f I guess).[/color]
You've at least now given me a reason to look at another base tool :)
FAIC this is the last we post on this, and get back to using/hacking FreeBSD.
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