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Re: bin/33521: Strange login procedure for a user with name "_"
The following reply was made to PR bin/33521; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: David Holland <dholland%eecs.harvard.edu@localhost>
Subject: Re: bin/33521: Strange login procedure for a user with name "_"
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2008 14:49:29 -0500
Looking at the logic, I think '_' should be considered a digit rather
than uppercase. If you log in with all uppercase getty will deduce
that you're on an uppercase-only terminal and adjust accordingly; if
underscore is treated either as either upper or lower it compromises
that logic. But nothing seems to require that a "digit" be actually
a numeric digit. (Maybe the variable name shouhld be changed to
I wonder if there are any uppercase-only terminals left in service
anywhere in the world. :-)
- David A. Holland / dholland%eecs.harvard.edu@localhost
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