Subject: Re: usr.bin/finger/lprint.c patch
To: Ben Jackson <>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <cgd@nobozo.CS.Berkeley.EDU>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 12/03/1993 14:40:13
> > 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.

Not by my standard; in fact, i've never *seen* a finger that worked
in the way you describe.

Net/2's finger is basically identical to ours.
4.4BSD's finger does not behave as you'd like, but behaves in the
way i suggested in my previous mail.
SunOS 4.x's and Ultrix's fingers don't support multiple line
.project files.

the "standard" from where *i* sit appears to work as *i* described
(though there is, in fact, *no* standard for this).

'nuf said.