[TUHS] pre-UNIX legacy in UNIX?

Grant Taylor gtaylor at tnetconsulting.net
Wed Dec 20 06:03:08 AEST 2017

On 12/19/2017 12:05 PM, Ralph Corderoy wrote:
> Hi Grant,

Hi Ralph,

> 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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