Subject: Re: bin/2905: setting environment vars from login
To: Christian Kuhtz <email@example.com>
From: Michael Graff <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/30/1996 19:35:19
Christian Kuhtz <email@example.com> writes:
> Why do we need this additional bloated functionality in login in the first
> place? So far, all I've seen did not indicated a neccessity that couldn't
> have been answered in any other way.
It is useful from time to time to control how someone logs in.
The LOGIN_ARGS stuff was implimented at ISU, and I often used
login: explorer -nozephyr (really -nz, but hey)
login: explorer -nomail
login: explorer -q (quick, no startup scripts, no locker attaches...)
I found the idea to be very useful.
> Guys, login is _-=*AUTHENTICATION*=-_ and not 'add your favorite gimmick
> here'. And any kind of args have no business in that unless they're
> directly related and imparative for authentication purposes. Why are we
> even discussing this??
Because that's what these lists are for... If you don't want to read
it, kill the thread in your reader.
I would love to see the functionality. Perhaps you find it useless, but