[TUHS] History of passwd fullname/info/"gecos" field (was Re: pre-UNIX legacy in UNIX?)

Noel Hunt noel.hunt at gmail.com
Wed Dec 20 13:07:46 AEST 2017

On Wed, Dec 20, 2017 at 9:30 AM, Random832 <random832 at fastmail.com> wrote:

> AUSAM contains extensive modifications to the code around the passwd
> handling - it uses a binary hashtable-based passwd database, with separate
> first and last name fields and a "staff or student number" (referred to in
> code as "other").

​And I have a dim memory that when we started using Eight Edition (at
Basser) the password file was a mounted process.​
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