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Re: GECOS expansion

On Wed, Jul 09, 2008 at 11:23:12AM +0200, Alan Barrett wrote:
  | On Wed, 09 Jul 2008, Matthias Scheler wrote:
  | > NetBSD's Samba package contains a lot patches (which make updating the
  | > package very hard) to support GECOS expansion(*).
  | Why can't those patches be fed upstream?  NetBSD is not the only OS that
  | documents a magic meaning of "&" in the gecos field.

IIRC, didn't want them.
(Probably because Linux (or glibc ?) doesn't know about "&" expansion.)

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