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Bug#3008: Telnetd sets wrong USER (funny side effects)

You (Guy Maor) wrote:
> I don't mind changing login to set or clear the USER variable, but any
> program that requires it is buggy.  Consulting W.R. Stevens, I find
> that USER is required by neither POSIX.1 nor XPG3.  LOGNAME is, and
> login dutifully sets it.
> Programs using USER should instead use LOGNAME.

Perhaps this bug should be redirected to TIN then ? ;). Anyway if you
don't feel comfortable with USER, please explicitly unset it in "login".
Anyone who needs it can do whatever they want in /etc/profile.

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