Re: UN*X SUPDUP


Philip A. Prindeville (PAP4@AI.AI.MIT.EDU)
Sat, 23 Jan 88 00:28:27 EST


    In the directory wheaties.ai.mit.edu:/ps/mly/supdup/
    the files supdup.c, supdup.h, supdupd.c, supdup-login.c, Makefile.

    The supdup-login file is needed because brain-dead un*x /bin/login
    won't pass through the TERMCAP environment variable. This might
    be fixed in 4.3 for all I know.

In 4.3BSD, if /bin/login is called with the -p argument, it preserves
the environment it is called with.

    The implementation in those files is a lot closer to the spec than
    the 4.2 implementation by David Brigham upon which it is based.
    It is not as featureful as it might be, due to the obvious deficiencies
    of un*x compared to obsolete operating systems.

Does this version also gobble up column 80 to avoid bizarre wrap modes,
or does it do The Right Thing (whatever that is...)?

-Philip



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