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Re: GECOS expansion
In article <200807091230.m69CUNsN003554%hedwig.cmf.nrl.navy.mil@localhost>,
Ken Hornstein <kenh%cmf.nrl.navy.mil@localhost> wrote:
>>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.
Now this is a good idea!
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