Re: [dev] Adding utmpx stuff

From: Roberto E. Vargas Caballero <>
Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2012 19:23:22 +0200

> This patch is fixing something st shouldn’t do. In my environment all
> the environment variables you propose to add are set. That’s something
> the shell should do and not the terminal emulator. A terminal emulator
> should be neutral to this. Sorry, but I think you are fixing something
> at the wrong place in your environment. If this metadata for good old
> style tty’s is needed, well, try to fix this in the existing operating
> systems.

Relay in correct values of LOGNAME and USER is a security risk. If st
doesn't check against /etc/passwd you can get who(1) shows other user as
connected, for example. Usually these variables are set by login(1), and
like a terminal emulator is doing the login job, setting these variables are
work of st.
Received on Tue Oct 09 2012 - 19:23:22 CEST

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