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Re: latest version of vi messes up bash for me

On Tue, Jun 10, 2003 at 03:57:32AM +0200, Stephen Biggs wrote:

> Maybe it is relevant to say that I am invoking cygwin by the shortcut of:
> C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND.COM /E:4096 /c C:\cygwin\bin\login steve
> with the /etc/passwd file entries:
> user::400:401:user:/home/user:/bin/bash
> steve::502:100:steve:/home/steve:/bin/bash
> sshd::545:545:sshd::/bin/false
> and /etc/group:
> all::544:
> users::100:
> user::401:
> ... instead of the normal batch file since this is the only way I could 
> think of to log myself on as another user into Cygwin on Windows 98.
> Perhaps this is what is messing me up, but can anybody tell me a better 
> way to 
> do it?  I need the user steve so I can use ssh to a different machine.  

Your passwd file is screwed up. Didn't cygwin generate one for you?

If you login into Windows, use the Users control panel, create a user
Steve. Log into Windows. Start Cygwin. Cygwin will use the entry for Steve.

If you don't log into Windows, Cygwin looks for uid 500. So just put

Don't use uid 400, gid 401, they are reserved for non-existent entries.

> Again, 
> this all worked before I updated my VI package.

That's another story. No idea. Use emacs? :)

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