[svlug] -who option

Erik Steffl erik at zasran.com
Sat Mar 2 14:43:02 PST 2019

   Backward compatibility would be ruined.

   Possibly --who might work (off the top of my head there are no 
commands that use have this option). Or maybe something even less likely 
to clash with other options like --who-did-it or something...

   Seems like a pollution of commands though, while history is 
interesting there are better places for it, like wikipedia, 
documentation etc.


On 3/2/19 2:24 PM, Mehma Sarja wrote:
> Hi LUGers,
> As the people who were around back when OSS started in earnest start keeling over, we should formalize our history. I propose we have a “-who” option for Linux commands which documents the history and people related to each command.
> For example “ls” would get a new option “ls -who” which would provide a history of the command and the people behind it.
> I can get the effort started by hitting a few well known ones and we can all comment on it. Then we can ask maintainers add the dash option to their projects.
> Yudhvir Singh Sidhu
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