On Nov 20, 2004, at 1:17 AM, Tom Collins wrote:

On Nov 19, 2004, at 6:33 PM, shadowplay.net wrote:
um.. the uid and gid are used on a unix file systems to identify
permission levels of access to files and directories.
they allow an administrator to compartementalize
access on a *nix box.
they are closely tied with the applications....
chmod chown and chgrp.

Perhaps you should have read the rest of this thread before posting.

In the case of vpopmail, the fields are called pw_uid and pw_gid but they are used for other purposes. We had considered renaming pw_gid to pw_flags, but as Ken pointed out previously, there's too much code that refers to the field by its old name, pw_gid.

QmailAdmin: http://qmailadmin.sf.net/ Vpopmail: http://vpopmail.sf.net/
Info on the Sniffter hand-held Network Tester: http://sniffter.com/

Can't we make both point to the same location in memory? Yet have them behave the same way?

If the change were done in a major revision, then people might accept it.

Once you know what it does, it does not seem to be a logic name for the variable, but you get used to it.


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