[svlug] -who option

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Sat Mar 2 16:28:48 PST 2019

Quoting Yudhvir Singh Sidhu (mehmasarja at gmail.com):

> 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.

Yudhvir, you know I respect you highly and am only teasing when I say
this, right?

The proper GNU-compliant way to do this, IMO, would be with a
--geezer-me-harder switch.

(For those who don't get the reference, scroll down
https://www.karmak.org/archive/2003/01/12-14-99.epl.html to find
'POSIX_ME_HARDER'.  /me was chief sysadmin at Linuxcare when this
interview happened there.)

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