Subject: Re: finger
To: Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Kimmo Suominen <email@example.com>
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.
| From: Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino <firstname.lastname@example.org>
| 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().