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From: cgf AT cygnus DOT com (Christopher Faylor)
Subject: Re: Q: Why a space in uname output
25 Oct 1998 22:01:55 -0800 :
Message-ID: <19981026005819.A23223.cygnus.cygwin32.developers@cygnus.com>
References: <19981026050101 DOT 7575 DOT qmail AT hotmail DOT com>
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To: Ron Parker <parkerrd AT hotmail DOT com>, cygwin32-developers AT cygnus DOT com

On Sun, Oct 25, 1998 at 09:01:01PM -0800, Ron Parker wrote:
>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.

I've changed this to CYGWIN-OS/VERSION.  We are changing the name of the
product from CYGWIN32 to CYGWIN so this change is permanent.

cgf

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