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Re: bug in hostname

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: bug in hostname
Date: Tue, 07 Oct 2003 20:50:15 +0200

Steven Augart <address@hidden> wrote:
> Paul Jarc's point that the GNU/Hurd system will need a hostname program is
> well put.  Perhaps we could provide a simple way for more casual users not
> to install the hostname program.  But really, if we add simple support for
> --fqdn and --short (as well as -f and -s) it would meet my needs.

I'm hoping someone will submit a patch :-)

> Thanks for the warning.  I'm not sure what you mean by "Conforming
> Environment".  Is there some level of Posix conformance here?  At any
> rate, my environment is apparently non-conforming, since the "tail" I
> built is happily taking options like "-1".
> Is there an online discussion of the topic you could point me to?

These two give most of the details.


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