Subject: Re: "Don't login as root, use the su command."
To: Greywolf <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Andrew Brown <email@example.com>
Date: 02/15/2000 18:30:23
>Here's what I get (under 1.4S of 20000213):
> `logname` $LOGNAME $USER
>login root root root
>su greywolf greywolf greywolf
>su - greywolf Undefined root
>su -l greywolf Undefined root
>su -m greywolf greywolf greywolf
hmm. but it does seem to bear up my idea. :)
>#### TANGENT!!! ####
>On the naming convention for releases, should we perhaps start calling
>them Major.Minor.Patchlevel.NumericRelease? Or would it be too confusing
>to reference 1.4S as 126.96.36.199 (vs 1.4.1)?
it should probably be actually be 188.8.131.52, but i'm not sure it'll be
a popular idea. :)
>It would certainly solve the 1.4<letter> convention and save us from
>running out of chars...
but instead we'd be using up more. letters are a much more compact
form of representation.
btw - what would be wrong with simply going from 1.4Z -> 1.4a? it
satisfies the ascii sort order, and would fit into the "kernel version
letter - '@'" methodology.
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