>and dirty ugly patch, I've changed the call to 'top' from one to 'prstat' on
>Solaris. Unlike 'top', 'prstat' is standard command.
>I call it 'ugly' as I don't think calling 'prstat' it an ideal way, but it is
>better than calling 'top' on Solaris.
I'll be Devil's Advocate and suggest that this is the wrong solution.
I agree that system('top') is a really bad idea but dispute that
system('prstat') is much of an advance. IMHO, rather than band-aiding
the current problem, we should fix it properly.
Note that we have had this discussion before - last August in a
thread "Where is 'top' used in Sage?"