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

From: Alfred M. Szmidt
Subject: Re: [bug-inetutils] ping, --count=NUMBER
Date: Fri, 22 May 2009 01:55:24 -0400

   Alfred M. Szmidt <address@hidden> ha escrit:

   > It would work the same way as POSIXLY_CORRECLY.

   OK, then, to make it clear:


     Ping default number of times and exit.


     Ping until user breaks by C-c.

   3) BSD_ME_HARDER is undefined

     Same as 2)

   If that's what you mean, then it's OK with me.  The (3) is
   important to not break the default behaviour.

Yes, that is what I mean.

  However the variable name seems strange to me.

It is just a pun on POSIX_ME_HARDER, I'd prefer something more sane.

   Speaking about environment variables, I'd rather propose, instead
   of BSD_ME_HARDER, to introduce the PING_COUNT variable with the
   following meaning:

   1) PING_COUNT=0 or undefined
     Ping until user breaks by C-c.

   2) PING_COUNT=N, where N is an integer number
     Ping that number of times and exit (unless overridden by -c).

   How about that?  

--count=0 defaults to infinity, so I find the above confusing.  It
would also mean that we would have to introduce a FOO_BAR variable for
each FOO program, and BAR feature.

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