Interesting $0 Problem

Tim Daneliuk tundra at
Fri Oct 28 02:53:01 UTC 2016

On 10/27/2016 09:44 PM, Tim Daneliuk wrote:
> On 10/27/2016 09:40 PM, Alphons van Werven wrote:
>> Valeri Galtsev wrote:
>>> He refers to the leading hyphen
>> Which indicates a login shell.
>> Fonz
> I've used *BSD for decades and this is a new one to me.  I've never seen
> this behavior anywhere else (like Linux).  Do you have some sense of the
> rationale' for this?

I take it all back.  If I log into a linux from a console or via ssh I DO
see the '-' prepended.  It seems I wasn't seeing it on Linux because I was
getting to a shell after a bunch of other login activity - I use Linux as
a desktop GUI and FreeBSD as a server ...

Old Dog, New Tricks etc.  Thanks for the help :)

<Slinks off in shame and humiliation...>

Tim Daneliuk     tundra at
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