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- From: "Larry Hall (RFK Partners, Inc)" <lhall at rfk dot com>
- To: David Kohn <d dot kohn at attbi dot com>, cygwin-digest-help at cygwin dot com, cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2002 21:57:37 -0500
- Subject: Re: mkpasswd
- References: <email@example.com>
At 08:52 PM 2/14/2002, David Kohn wrote:
>I'm running cygwin 1.3.9 on a NT40 server.
>I've created /etc/passwd by issuing mkpasswd -du selected-id >> /etc/passwd .
>I'm having a problem with one id. this id is domain id and has been added to the local admin group.
>when I logon to the server with this id and start cygwin, the shell comes up and says I don't have any name.
>so I issue the whoami command and it comes back with uid 30823. The passwd file records for this id shows a uid of 96359.
>when I replace the 96359 with 30823 the shell seems to act correctly.
>Does anyone know why I'm getting different (and incorrect uid) for this or any id ?
Check the email archives. There has been discussion about the size of the
uid/gid fields. Currently, they are 'short'. That's the problem you're
seeing. See the code/Changelog for any changes underway. They'll take a
while to propagate to all the affected utilities.
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