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Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2024 21:06:25 -0400
From: Rich Felker <>
To: Collin Funk <>
Cc: Leah Neukirchen <>,
Subject: Re: getusershell should ignore comments and empty lines.

On Fri, May 24, 2024 at 05:16:41PM -0700, Collin Funk wrote:
> Hi Rich,
> On 5/23/24 8:27 AM, Rich Felker wrote:
> >> In general, musl policy is to support at most what's consistent
> >> between historical implementations.
> >>
> >> It seems like they all ignore lines that start with a '#'. They might
> >> (not clear from the above) also ignore blank lines.
> >>
> >> The minimal change both to avoid clashing with vaguely reasonable
> >> things user might want to put there (and violating least surprise),
> >> and to support the common behavior, seems to be just looping as long
> >> as the line is empty or starts with #.
> >
> > Something like this?
> Thanks for explaining how Musl handles things.
> I haven't tested your patch but it looks correct.

Applied. Let me know if anything seems wrong still.

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