UnixLib environment variables

Peter Naulls peter at chocky.org
Mon Oct 13 12:59:42 PDT 2003


In message <255ddd404c.Jo at hobbes.bass-software.com>
          John Tytgat <John.Tytgat at aaug.net> wrote:

> Wouldn't it be more consistent that these environment variable names
> get renamed to UnixEnv[$<program name>]$uid and UnixEnv[$<program name>]$tty,
> i.e. conforming the other run-time UnixLib features as "nonametrans" and
> "sfix" ?

Yes, and don't forget to document them along with their defaults.
There's a number of places where uid should be used, but is given zero
- the passwd entries are one instance, IIRC.

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