James Carlson wrote:
> James Carlson writes:
>> Frank Van Der Linden writes:
>>> Matty wrote:
>>>> Howdy,
>>>> Most Linux and BSD distributions ship with a version of dd that
>>>> displays the status of a copy operation when a SIGUSR1 signal is
>>>> received. 
>>> Just a correction. I know this is late in the game, and I don't want to 
>>> prolong the discussion much, since this isn't the right list, but: *BSD 
>>> uses SIGINFO, which is generated via the tty code when the user presses 
>>> ^T. Several tools implement a status handler that uses SIGINFO.
>> CR 6310532, now celebrating its first birthday.
> Ah, surprise.  I filed it even longer ago.  ;-}

Sounds like we could implement the Linux behavior wrt
SIGUSR1 and then add SIGINFO support trivially once
that appeared in the terminal handler...

- Bart

Bart Smaalders                  Solaris Kernel Performance
barts at cyber.eng.sun.com              http://blogs.sun.com/barts

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