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From: parkerrd AT hotmail DOT com (Ron Parker)
Subject: Q: Why a space in uname output
25 Oct 1998 21:34:08 -0800 :
Message-ID: <19981026050101.7575.qmail.cygnus.cygwin32.developers@hotmail.com>
To: cygwin32-developers AT cygnus DOT com

I have two questions.

1) Why was the output of uname for the system name changed from 
CYGWIN32_(OS) to "CYGWIN (OS)/(VERSION)"?

2) Could the space be removed?

This breaks some programs and configure scripts which are not prepared 
to deal with spaces in uname's output. RPM for example.

I realize RPM should be changed, however RCS and CVS still do not 
support spaces in the user's name either.  Spaces are not traditionally 
used in UNIXish systems.

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