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From: "(Joe Wells \\(reverse mailbox letters only for non-public replies\\))" <sllewbj@×××××××××××××.uk> (Joe Wells \(reverse mailbox letters only for non-public replies\))
To: "Jan Kundrát" <jkt@g.o>
Cc: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: Fixing the TERM mess
Date: Fri, 09 Sep 2005 16:28:55
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: Fixing the TERM mess by "Jan Kundrát"
1 [ This is my second try because the first time my e-mail address was
2 not the subscribed address due to a bug. This means that Jan
3 Kundrát's reply to this message may get threaded strangely or be
4 missing. ]
6 Jan Kundrát <jkt@g.o> writes:
8 > Joe Wells wrote:
9 >> The best solution to this that I can think of is to extend OpenSSH
10 >> with the capability to copy terminfo information to ~/.terminfo on the
11 >> remote system.
12 >
13 > IMHO automated overwriting files in $HOME on every login is a *very* bad
14 > thing.
16 Hi, Jan!
18 In reply, my first question is: What makes you think files would be
19 overwritten? These would be new files. Look at how the terminfo
20 database is structured. Adding a new terminal description is done by
21 adding a new file (possibly in a new directory, if there are no other
22 descriptions whose name begins with the same character).
24 My second question is: What would be wrong with overwriting files in
25 $HOME on every login? I currently have a bunch of files/directories
26 in $HOME (e.g., .history, .gconfd, .fonts.cache-1, .bash_history,
27 .recently-used, .Xauthority, .macromedia, .adobe, .subversion, .nvu,
28 .gnome, .mozilla, .java, etc.), that regularly get overwritten by
29 various random programs, without my asking, and things continue to
30 work. Some of these changes even automatically happen every time I
31 log in. The SSH program regularly rewrites files (e.g.,
32 ~/.ssh/known_hosts) successfully.
34 > And if you wanted to remove those "-via-ssh-#" lines after
35 > logout, what will happen if your connection hungs?
37 I'm sorry, but I don't understand the question at all. What
38 "-via-ssh-#" lines? There are no such lines in my proposal.
40 --
41 Joe
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45 to send a copy of the e-mail to me, as I probably won't have time to
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