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SubjectRe: High UID support for Linux
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pjb1008@cam.ac.uk (Peter Benie) writes:

|> H. Peter Anvin writes ("Re: High UID support for Linux"):
|> > Followup to: <E0zioU5-0000tA-00@taurus.cus.cam.ac.uk>
|> > By author: pjb1008@cam.ac.uk (Peter Benie)
|> > [snip - hack to get getpwuid(getuid()) to work.
|> >
|> > I don't think this is beneficial. Any uid/gid-aware program is going
|> > to have to deal. There just isn't a way around it. Fortunately not
|> > too many programs really care about uid/gid's.
|>
|> I strongly disagree. _Lots_ of programs care about _your_ home
|> directory so they can look for configuration files and don't use uids
|> for anything else.

They will just use getenv("HOME"). No need for uid.

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Andreas Schwab "And now for something
schwab@issan.cs.uni-dortmund.de completely different"
schwab@gnu.org

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