previously on this list Adam Thompson contributed:

> The flip side is that correct usage of pkill in the face of proctitle 
> alterations is far from obvious.

It's never been a problem for me and I thought avoiding pid files was
going against the grain. Glad I was doing it right after all. If you
can you use the commandline and especially have root acces then this
should be very easy. If not, you will simply configure and reboot.

Lets hope this doesn't become a problem with the take-up of cgroups and
monstrous sized /sbin/init or the rediculously
placed /usr/lib/systemd/systemd to cater/replace needlessly monstrously
sized linux initscripts. It would be really annoying if ps output became
needlessly dynamic but I guess any packages that decides to do that
probably won't be worth running anyway.

reflecting back on that tiny sentence it seems quite astonishing how
much dumb stuff *some* linux devs have managed to strive for in recent


'Write programs that do one thing and do it well. Write programs to work
together. Write programs to handle text streams, because that is a
universal interface'

(Doug McIlroy)

In Other Words - Don't design like polkit or systemd

I have no idea why RTFM is used so aggressively on LINUX mailing lists
because whilst 'apropos' is traditionally the most powerful command on
Unix-like systems it's 'modern' replacement 'apropos' on Linux is a tool
to help psychopaths learn to control their anger.

(Kevin Chadwick)


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