Re: High UID support for Linux

H. Peter Anvin (
Wed, 2 Dec 1998 10:09:24 -0800 (PST)

> I've been following this thread a bit as I'm interested in the problem.
> Just a thought, what about using the utmp entry (if the user has a
> controlling tty mind you) for getting the userid, then do getpwnam() to pull
> the passwd data on them?
> Without a controlling tty, it of course wouldn't work, and in an su
> situation it would return the real user not the user su'd to... But this
> might be a better method then using environment vars.

No. $HOME is the proper method.


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