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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: dieter roelants <dieter.NetBSD%pandora.be@localhost>
Subject: Re: bin/33521: Strange login procedure for a user with name "_"
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2008 22:44:08 +0100
On Tue, 22 Jan 2008 19:50:02 +0000 (UTC)
David Holland <dholland%eecs.harvard.edu@localhost> wrote:
> 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 guess you're right. I was a bit confused by the digit variable,
because it gets increased instead of just set to 1 like the others.
But indeed, the result doesn't seem to be used. Do you want me to send
an updated patch?
> I wonder if there are any uppercase-only terminals left in service
> anywhere in the world. :-)
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