Pierre A. Humblet
Sun Jun 30 12:01:00 GMT 2002

At 04:51 PM 6/29/2002 -0700, Earnie Boyd wrote:
>Probably, depending on the affects.  I never run mkpasswd, and if it's run by
>default I always rm /etc/passwd /etc/group.  I'm always using the emulated
>passwd code.  

That's another story, not covered by the current discussion. When
there is no /etc/passwd, internal_getlogin sees the emulated passwd,
with a home field. That field is initialized from HOME if present,
else it defaults to / .
One could argue that it should consider HOMEDRIVE/HOMEPATH as well
on NT/2000/XP, but that would change the behavior and why change it
if users are happy?


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