Mail Archives: cygwin-developers/1998/10/25/21:34:08

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: <>
To: cygwin32-developers AT cygnus DOT com

I have two questions.

1) Why was the output of uname for the system name changed from 

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.

Get Your Private, Free Email at

- Raw text -

  webmaster     delorie software   privacy  
  Copyright 2019   by DJ Delorie     Updated Jul 2019