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--On Wed, Oct 28, 1998 10:34 am +0100 "Paul Slootman" <paul@wau.mis.ah.nl>

> SCO Unix and Solaris don't uppercase cron in the ps listing (well, I'm
> 100% sure about Solaris, as I have a couple of those here, and I'm pretty
> sure about SCO, having used that in the past for many years).
> SVR4 and NetBSD doesn't do it. So, I'd like to hear what systems DO do it.

I think you'll find that most of these systems do it.  However, it doesn't
happen to main cron process.  I *think* I'm right in saying that it happens
to newly forked children, which are supposed to run the cron jobs
themselves.  I guess the idea is that if there are lots of them in your
process list, something has gone wrong, and having them uppercase alerts you
to this (only a guess, though).

Certainly, you'll find it in any system which runs vixie cron.  I don't know
if netBSD does - quite possibly not.  You'll also find it in whichever cron
vixie derived from - he didn't invent the feature.  I don't know off-hand
whether he derived from BSD cron or SVR cron, but I imagine the feature will
be in one of them.


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