iana-etc with STRIP=yes

Matthew Burgess matthew at linuxfromscratch.org
Tue Oct 7 13:19:18 PDT 2008

On Tue, 7 Oct 2008 09:51:04 -0700, "Dan Nicholson" <dbn.lists at gmail.com> wrote:

> "barf" is my standard "make this program fail" input. I've yet to come
> across any conflicts with that assumption. :)#

echo "barf" works for me :)

Seriously, though, I would expect any reasonable program to call getent() once on startup and cache the result.  As such, I'd much prefer to have the comments in the file than have them stripped.  I can only assume that the embedded folks are after space savings rather than time savings by stripping the file.



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