Dennis L. Mumaugh
Thu Dec 18 12:57:09 UTC 1986
Yes, it is true that my parse routine does use standard IO. Also
it is simple minded about "shell". It doesn't know about quoting
or shell escapes: thus the new expanded TZ will break as there is
a semi-colon in the TZ string. Oh well, what do you want for
free? BTW, the init parser for SystemV Release 3.1 is not very
I do like the idea of a single place for establishing the TZ for
a system. It makes it very easy for new administrators.
Another problem with a routine to read and parse /etc/TIMEZONE is
what does one do for non-ATT shells (c shell and others) the
setting of TZ in the environment differs. That's why having
/etc/init set things up is good. That guarentees a "standard
environment". It is true someone could diddle with it, but I am
more concerned with naive users than others.
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