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Re: utmpx implementation

On Thu, Feb 14, 2002 at 11:23:20PM -0500, utsl@quic.net wrote:
> I've implemented utmpx for FreeBSD, and placed it under BSD license. This 
> should be a standards-compliant (SUSv2) implementation, that is approximately
> equivilent to the utmp in glibc or Solaris. The major difference from Linux
> is that it uses /var/run/utmpx, and getutent becomes getutxent.

Why these different names, then? I would think that it would help
compatibility with Linux programs to use the non-"x" names. Or is there
another standard that specifies the "x"?

- Jimmy Kaplowitz

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