On Sun, 2005-04-17 at 16:39 -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Sun, 17 Apr 2005, Brad Roberts wrote:
> >
> > braddr:x:1000:1000:Brad Roberts,,,:/home/braddr:/bin/bash
> > 
> > All gecos entries on all my debian boxes are of the form:
> > 
> >    fullname, office number, office extension, and home number
> Ahh, ok.
> I'll make the "cleanup" thing just remove strange characters from the end, 
> that should fix this kind of thing for now.
> I'd just remove everything after the first strange number, but I can also 
> see people using the "lastname, firstname" format, and I'd hate to just 
> ignore firstname in that case.

If we get the info from /etc/passwd, then we should just use whatever
before the first [,;] (see patch I posted earlier).  If not, then I
think AUTHOR_* should be sane).

Martin Schlemmer

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