Subject: Re: login.conf env variables
To: None <email@example.com>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
Date: 02/06/2000 12:34:22
> I recently added the possibility to set random environment variables
> in login.conf, however, due to the format, you can't set variables or
> values which contain spaces, tabs, commas or colons.
> I had code ready to parse %xx escaped, URL-encoded sequences, but it
> struck me as not necessarily TRT.
Goodness. Why on earth pick URL encoding? Nothing else uses it,
except for Web goop. I'd hate to see it infect login.conf.
The `UNIX way' - at least the one I grew up in - would much rather see
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