Subject: Re: finger
To: Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino <>
From: Kimmo Suominen <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 09/11/2002 09:18:10
It is not the only possible way.  I've already demonstrated another way.

It is quite possible to provide complete 8bit pass-through together with
the code that was already in finger and the code that I added.  It is not
at all necessary to remove that code to provide 8bit pass-through.

+ Kim

| From:    Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino <>
| Date:    Wed, 11 Sep 2002 09:28:01 +0900
| >I agree that passing a locale would be nice.  However, since I'm told
| >it is not safe to use multi-byte character sets with finger, I thought
| >we would not want to provide such an option.
| >I obviously need to study more about how isprint(3) and friends work.
| >Maybe there is a good solution hiding in there somewhere.
| 	i believe the only way possible at this moment is the one proposed by
| 	tshiozaki.  fingerd end enables 8bit, and finger end enables 8bit,
| 	then you will be able to see 8bit chars.  otherwise, we will see
| 	output from vis().
| itojun