The behaviour of systemctl.

Martin Dengler martin at
Sun Jun 19 09:11:15 UTC 2011

On Sun, Jun 19, 2011 at 09:46:29AM +0200, Aaron Sowry wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 18, 2011 at 10:25:53PM +0200, Lennart Poettering wrote:
> > > Yes, but the difference here is that "ls" does not re-implement something that
> > > is already available at the command line.
> > 
> > Hmm???
> The formatting done by "ls" is not already available to the user as
> a command that can be piped to.

Of course the formatting done is (already available to the user).
With sed, awk, cut, join, sh, etc. lots of formatting logic is already
technically available.  It's just nobody wants to have to construct
crazy pipe commands all the time and tradeoffs and defaults have been


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