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Re: USERNAME disappears from cron with 20060318 snapshot

On Mon, 20 Mar 2006, Jerry D. Hedden wrote:

> I have cron scripts that make use of the USERNAME environment variable.
> With the 20060309 snapshot, USERNAME is available to the scripts.  With
> the 20060318 snapshot, USERNAME is not there, just LOGNAME.  Why the
> change?  Or is this a bug?

$USERNAME is a Windows variable.  I believe the behavior of POSIX tools
with respect to Windows environment variables is unspecified, and thus is
subject to change at any time.

Why not use $USER (which *is* POSIX)?
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