Subject: Re: usr.bin/finger/lprint.c patch
To: Chris G. Demetriou <>
From: Ben Jackson <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 12/03/1993 13:14:55
In message <199312031114.DAA29639@eden.CS.Berkeley.EDU>, you wrote:
> > There was a newline before the contents of the `.project' file was printed
> > out, giving output like:
> > 
> > Project:
> > this is my project...
> > 
> > instead of:
> > 
> > Project: this is my project.
> this is because .project files are no longer limited to 1 line long.

Right.  So I set my .project to be:

Working on Foobar
Sponser: Soandso
Position: Programmer

> possibly the correct thing to do would be to have show_text
> print the text on the line with the header, if the text was short
> enough.

No, I don't want that either.  I want the first line to be on the line
with the project no matter what.  If you want the old behavior, just add
a newline to the beginning of your .project.

> since there's no defined format for finger information,
> it doesn't really make a difference.

But the way I describe is the de facto standard for fingers which allow
multi line projects.