top: provide command line sort field override switches
authorJim Warner <james.warner@comcast.net>
Thu, 13 Dec 2012 06:00:00 +0000 (00:00 -0600)
committerCraig Small <csmall@enc.com.au>
Sat, 22 Dec 2012 06:07:40 +0000 (17:07 +1100)
commit407d1fc8f2b8e38197a3fe42ba7a644a83416d78
tree91e928faccb67faab298b49547f9861fc912a46c
parentd747659ad80ac6e704ce0bc11150d13ab1622f6b
top: provide command line sort field override switches

This commit adds two new command line switches dealing
with the potential need to automate/script the setting
of top's current sort field independent of the rcfile.

The -o (lower case) switch requires a lone valid field
name as an argument, from among the 42 currently used.
Then, it overrides the config file's Curwin->sortindx.

And since field names are now translatable, they could
diverge from those reflected in the documentation. So,
a 2nd switch of -O (upper case) is also provided which
outputs all names as translated and understood by top.

(now that we know a '.' + 2 spaces is squeezed to one)
(everything's perfectly justified, but it's just luck)

Reference(s):
Bug-Redhat: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/871844
http://www.freelists.org/post/procps/PATCH-Allow-core-file-generation-by-ps-command-rhbz871825-rhbz512857,9
http://www.freelists.org/post/procps/PATCH-Allow-core-file-generation-by-ps-command-rhbz871825-rhbz512857,15
http://www.freelists.org/post/procps/PATCH-Allow-core-file-generation-by-ps-command-rhbz871825-rhbz512857,16

Signed-off-by: Jim Warner <james.warner@comcast.net>
top/top.1
top/top.c
top/top_nls.c
top/top_nls.h