[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Old Index]
Re: Proposal for write(1) addition
In article <16092.1316257592%epsilon.noi.kre.to@localhost>,
Robert Elz <kre%munnari.OZ.AU@localhost> wrote:
>Please, no, aside from what others have said, this would totally defeat
>a sane working environment. That is, I make a terminal, and have it create
>a utmp entry, and then I simply leave it idle, not using that terminal
>for anything - its purpose is to be a place that random applications that
>want to communicate with me can dump garbage onto the screen (and I will
>see it, sooner or later).
>On the other hand, in the terminals I'm working on, I explicitly don't
>make utmp entries, so that they will be invisible to tools like write, and
>they won't be messed up with garbage that I don't arrange for myself.
>I know I could turn off write permission, but nothing defaults that way,
>I'd need to figure out how do do it in some startup script (that is, need
>to work out in that script whether it should have w perm or not) or remember
>to do it manually. No thanks, the current system just works fine.
>If the terminal emulator you're using doesn't support creating utmp entries
>(or not, at your command) then fix it.
Which is exactly what I said and did.
Main Index |
Thread Index |