Subject: Changes to default .login file
To: Peter Seebach <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Brownlee <email@example.com>
Date: 02/10/2000 17:27:45
On Thu, 10 Feb 2000, Peter Seebach wrote:
>Creation of a non root account and use of su(1) for root access is recommended
> I think the message shouldn't be there.
The message is a useful warning for new users - as someone else
mentioned experienced users should be able to edit their dotfiles
> I also don't like the 'tset' thing.
> Couldn't it just either guess or warn me?
> 99% of my root logins look like this:
> Don't login as root, use the su command.
> Terminal type [vt220]? cd /usr/src
> Unknown terminal type "cd /usr/src"
> Terminal type? [^M]
> Terminal type? ^C
... at which point you have 'noglob histchars=""' set, which
nicely hoses the default 'cd' alias and a bunch of other stuff.
I agree that is _evil_.
OK - updated proposal:
a) Change "Don't login as root, use the su command." to:
Creation of a non root account and use of su(1) for root access is recommended.
b) Change "tset -Q \?$TERM" to:
if ( $TERM == unknown ) then
tset -Q \?$TERM
echo "Terminal type is '$TERM'."