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LYNX-DEV bug or "feature"? :-)

From: Michael Plump
Subject: LYNX-DEV bug or "feature"? :-)
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 1997 13:38:08 -0700 (PDT)

I have noticed one problem with the version of lynx I am using (2.7.1. w/
FOTEMODS from around 7/20 or so...).  Most programs update the access time
of the user's tty anytime a key is pressed by the user.  This is how 'w'
calculates the idle time: by comparing the access time of the users' ttys
against the current time.

Well, for some reason lynx does not do this.  In other words, a user in
lynx, no matter how active he/she is will be marked as idle by 'w'.  The
problem I was having with this is that I wrote a program to keep track of
active users on my system and it was getting way out of line.  I also know
of several programs that log users off if they have been idle too long;
all these programs would not work with lynx.

Anyway, this is a minor bug, but it would be nice to add it to the queue

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