Setting HTTP_PROXY for all users

Ceri Davies ceri at submonkey.net
Wed Aug 31 14:54:46 GMT 2005


On Wed, Aug 31, 2005 at 04:53:19PM +0300, Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
> ## Thread moved here from -questions.
> 
> On 2005-08-31 14:41, Matthew Seaman <m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk> wrote:
> >On Tue, Aug 30, 2005 at 04:32:42PM +0100, Ceri Davies wrote:
> >> I want to set HTTP_PROXY for all users on my machine, and I'd like to do
> >> it in /etc/login.conf as then it's only in one place.
> >>
> >> However, I need to put a colon in for the port number and can't see how
> >> to escape it so that the entry doesn't get chopped off halfway through.
> >> None of these work:
> >>
> >> 	:setenv=HTTP_PROXY=www-cache.private.submonkey.net:3128:\
> >>
> >> 	:setenv=HTTP_PROXY=www-cache.private.submonkey.net\:3128:\
> >>
> >> 	:setenv=HTTP_PROXY="www-cache.private.submonkey.net:3128":\
> >>
> >> Is there a way to do this, or should I just throw this in /etc/profile
> >> and /etc/csh.cshrc instead?
> >
> > \c generates a colon.  Documented in getcap(3)
> 
> Hmmm, I think this should also be documented in the login.conf file,
> with a comment and a pointer to getcap(3) manpage.  Any objections to
> the following patch?

Looks good.

Ceri
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