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Re: [bug-inetutils] ping, --count=NUMBER

From: Jeff Bailey
Subject: Re: [bug-inetutils] ping, --count=NUMBER
Date: Wed, 20 May 2009 23:07:42 -0700

On Wed, May 20, 2009 at 10:45 PM, Alfred M. Szmidt <address@hidden> wrote:
While this is a good middle ground, I am not 100% convinced, I still
feel that breaking `-c N' is OK.  The immediate problem I see is if we
decide to remove -C at a future date, it will break more than this
change.  But I'll sleep on it.

What are your thoughts on a BSD_ME_HARDER enviroment variable?  We
could leave it on by default, and if you set it to nil, then you would
get GNUish behaviour.

What problem are you trying to solve with all of this?

Jeff Bailey - http://www.raspberryginger.com/jbailey/
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