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0001808 [1003.1(2016/18)/Issue7+TC2] Shell and Utilities Editorial Clarification Requested 2024-02-03 01:44 2024-02-03 01:44
Reporter cquike View Status public  
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Priority normal Resolution Open  
Status New  
Name Enrique Garcia
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Section getconf
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Summary 0001808: Add option -a to getconf utility
Description Option -a of getconf is widely available in different UNIX systems and is used to display all the configuration values. Adding that to the standard would add a portable way to retrieve all the values, since right now it is not possible to know using only the POSIX getconf options which values the implementation defines in addition to the standard.

It seems that all major UNIX-like OS hve that option:

Freebsd ( [^]
Linux (glibc, [^]
Solaris ( [^]
AIX ( [^]
macos ( [^]
Desired Action In the SYNOPSIS section of getconf add at the end:

       getconf -a [file]

In the DESCRIPTION section of getconf add:

       In the third synopsis form, the getconf utility shall write to the standard output the value of all the system variables defined by sysconf(), confstr() as well as the constnats listed under the headings ``Maximum Values'' and ``Minimum Values'' in the description of the <limits.h> header in the Base Definitions volume of POSIX.1-2017. If file is provided, all path configuration variables are reported for file using pathconf() function defined in the System Interfaces volume of POSIX.1-2017. In both cases, the implementation may add other local values.

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2024-02-03 01:44 cquike New Issue
2024-02-03 01:44 cquike Name => Enrique Garcia
2024-02-03 01:44 cquike Section => getconf
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2024-02-03 01:44 cquike Line Number => (Line or range of lines)

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