On Mon 09 Apr 2018 at 08:32:00 (-0400), Greg Wooledge wrote: > On Sat, Apr 07, 2018 at 11:47:19AM +0100, Jonathan de Boyne Pollard wrote:
… a post that doesn't seem to have made it to the archives. https://lists.debian.org/debian-user/2018/04/author.html > > <html> > > <head> > > Really? :-( > > > </pre> > > </blockquote> > > <p>The <code>$</code> metacharacter is documented in the FreeBSD > > manual page that I pointed to before, alongside a <code>~</code> > > metacharacter which yields your desired result fairly trivially. > > OK. I confess I only looked at the "setenv" section which says "A > comma-separated list of environment variables and values to which they > are to be set." Then jumped to the bottom to look for examples, of > which there are zero. > > I guess I should have read every single sentence, to find the part > about `~' and `$'. That looks sufficient for all the real-world > cases I've seen. Looks to me like a bug in the man page. That paragraph doesn't belong under "Authentication". https://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?query=login.conf Cheers, David.