[TUHS] pre-UNIX legacy in UNIX?

Ralph Corderoy ralph at inputplus.co.uk
Wed Dec 20 05:05:09 AEST 2017

Hi Grant,

> > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gecos_field
> Was the GECOS field meant to be consumed by a computer or human?

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

Cheers, Ralph.

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