trying to learn systems programming, fear I have not understood and thus messed up

Frank Shute frank at
Sat Oct 22 22:56:15 UTC 2011

On Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 06:53:33PM +0200, Christopher J. Ruwe wrote:
> To improve on my C and to learn something about systems programming, I
> have begun to pick out "bite-size bits" from the bin-PRs. Currently, I
> am dispairing about bin/149972, which is about 1) adding error handling
> to pw being invoced "pw -u <username>" and 2) trying to get a uid from
> the (incorrectly) passed username. Currently, I cannot accomplish want
> I wanted to do, so I turn here for hints or help.


Christopher, you're probably best off posting to hackers@ for
programming problems pertaining to FreeBSD.




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