[TUHS] pre-UNIX legacy in UNIX?
gtaylor at tnetconsulting.net
Wed Dec 20 06:03:08 AEST 2017
On 12/19/2017 12:05 PM, Ralph Corderoy wrote:
> Hi Grant,
> Computer for its original purpose. And computer again when things like
> finger(1) would take it apart. As well as reading the above page,
> there's http://catb.org/jargon/html/G/GECOS.html
Thank you for the Jargon file link. It clearly indicates that the GECOS
field held the GECOS user ID.
So I guess at some point we transitioned from the GECOS user ID to the
comma delimited format that we use today. I suppose it was after there
was no longer a need to store GECOS user IDs.
Grant. . . .
unix || die
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