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Re: GECOS expansion

>NetBSD's Samba package contains a lot patches (which make updating the
>package very hard) to support GECOS expansion(*).
>I personally think that this is a really useless feature and it should
>be removed because it only creates compatibility problems.
>What do other people think about this?

You know, I've never understood why GECOS expansion isn't handled inside
of getpwnam() and friends.  It seems that if we are going to support it
(something I am personally neutral about) that's where it should be; that
would eliminate the need for applications to support it on their own.


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