basic python-unix question

Quinn Dunkan quinn at
Fri Jul 20 20:52:46 EDT 2001

On Thu, 19 Jul 2001 12:46:03 +0100, phil hunt <philh at>
>Because BSD doesn't like ``ps ef''? Or because there's a problem 
>with os.system()?

The bsd "ps" command doesn't take the same flags.  And some linux "ps"s will
guess bsd or sysv depending on whether the options are preceeded with a '-',
but will guess wrong on the above.  Add in vendor extensions and GNU
extensions and random other compatibility hacks, and it's pretty out of

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