Subject: Re: finger
To: T.SHIOZAKI <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Kimmo Suominen <email@example.com>
Date: 09/12/2002 08:52:18
Let me refine my statement into a question:
Do you see a way where we could automatically use LC_CTYPE/LANG for
single-byte character sets without causing problems for other locales?
I would really like to see finger adjust to the user's environment much
in the same way less and vi already do.
Could we just make -i the default?
Had I seen your message (0008.html) in my mailbox yesterday, I would not
have committed the -8 option to finger. It in no way was implying that
your -8 flag should not go in -- I feel it is better, and I simply had
not seen the proposed patch.
Again, I just think there should be a way for the administrator to
enable the "-i" behaviour on a system-wide level. For all other
programs it is done with LC_CTYPE/LANG.
| From: Kimmo Suominen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
| Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2002 08:42:08 -0400
| This patch still removes the capability of detecting the environment of
| the user, and automatically displaying proper characters. It is not
| necessary to remove that to implement -8.
| + Kim
| | From: "T.SHIOZAKI" <email@example.com>
| | Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2002 18:14:50 +0900
| | > As you probably could tell from my commit message, I was not happy with
| | > the fingerd change myself. I just wanted to have a quick hack to make
| | > myself happy by seeing 8-bit data from fingerd. I should have taken th
| | e
| | > two more minutes that it took to do it right.
| | >
| | > I just committed a -8 option to finger(1) and fingerd(8), which enable
| | > true 8-bit pass-through. The -i option is gone from fingerd(8).
| | Please stop committing before convergence of the discussion...
| | My patch is not quick hack but an appropriate change to conform to
| | rfc1288 in its own way, although there are some compromised points due
| | to imperfection of rfc1288 and concern about actuality of terminals.
| | http://mail-index.netbsd.org/tech-userlevel/2002/09/11/0008.html
| | I got several comments about it and explained about them.
| | I intend to wait for one day again.
| | If there is no other significant objection, I will commit it tomorrow.