Re: gecos field naming (was Re: Remaining things to remove mostly per the 80/20 rule) Lassi Kortela 11 Aug 2019 16:02 UTC
> Here's a survey of how it's described in passwd(5) manual pages: That survey suggests one more possibility: - Split the GECOS field at the first comma. - Return the part before that comma as the "user full name". - Ignore the remainder. - If there is no comma, return the entire field as "user full name". - Maybe also expand any ampersand (&) to the username.