Subject: Re: utmp file format change
To: NetBSD Userlevel Technical Discussion List <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: James Graham <email@example.com>
Date: 08/22/2001 13:13:59
Hey, Greg -- I agree with everything here except:
# The file format could be made to be text-based if desired, though there
# are some advantages to binary, or at least fixed-length, records, such
# as for what "last" does. There's also the advantage that binary data of
# this form is much smaller.... Obviously in this modern day of non-VAX
# systems the data should probably be stored in network byte order if it's
# going to be binary on the disk.
Nonsense. These files are germane to the machine in question -- there's
no reason to be byteward compatible, realistically speaking.
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