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Re: LYNX-DEV Lynx W32 bug report

From: Alan Cox
Subject: Re: LYNX-DEV Lynx W32 bug report
Date: Fri, 7 Mar 1997 16:17:37 +0000 (GMT)

> And I ask, again, why would I want my lynx.cfg to be accessable by
> ~buttles/ ?  Can you even count on everyone's home being the same place on
> a unix box?  NO.  So you can't be sure that ~fred/ is the same as
> /home2/fred/ when you live in /home/buttles/.
> I just don't see why it matters.


That is how ~ expansion works on unix. The code I posted handles it right,
it doesn't assume anything about /home or /home2. Try reading a book on
csh or bash and looking at man getpwnam and the posted code.

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