Unfortunate dynamic linking for everything

Tim Kientzle kientzle at acm.org
Tue Nov 25 16:28:23 PST 2003

Tony Finch wrote:
> "Matthew D. Fuller" <fullermd at over-yonder.net> wrote:
>>Not just the startup scripts, but ANY script.  I dare say there's a long,
>>long list of scripts that use ~-expansion, to say nothing of the
>>homegrown ones we all have working quietly and forgotten for years.
> It's required for POSIX compliance.
> Tony.

Ouch!  Very good point, Tony.

Does POSIX require that such expansion work for
usernames that may not be in the current passwd

That could dictate a lot.

Tim Kientzle

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