Subject: Re: finger
To: None <>
From: YAMAMOTO Takashi <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 08/12/2002 10:53:54
[moved from source-changes.]

From: Kimmo Suominen <>
Date: Sun, 11 Aug 2002 11:55:05 -0400
> We could add an option to finger to have it force LC_CTYPE to "C".  This
> would effectively revert to the original behaviour.
> I'm planning to add an option to fingerd to have it force LC_CTYPE to
> en_US.ISO8859-1 or any user supplied value (on its command line), so
> that remote finger will work.  Currently inetd (and fingerd) runs with
> LC_CTYPE set to "C" (or rather "nothing"), so finger kim@localhost still
> is returning only 7bit characters.

please don't add such a option.
i don't like the idea to make daemons locale-sensitive.
generally the deamon works for multiple users and
maybe they're using different locale settings.

i think "8bit through" option is enough for your purpose.

YAMAMOTO Takashi <>