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Re: User names with spaces

On Mon, 23 Jun 2003, andrew brian clegg wrote:

> Hi folks,
> My username on one of my machines has had a space in it since long before
> I started using cygwin on it. I've run into one or problems because of
> this now, so for the time being I've set up another account with a
> different name with no space.
> However I'd like to just change the name of the old account using XP Pro's
> facilities for doing so, so I can keep all of my old settings etc., and
> just rename my cygwin home dir to match. Has anyone tried this? I don't
> want to mess everything up and end up having to reinstall lots of stuff.
> Cheers,
> Andrew.


Why not simply edit the /etc/passwd entry?
      |\      _,,,---,,_
ZZZzz /,`.-'`'    -.  ;-;;,_
     |,4-  ) )-,_. ,\ (  `'-'		Igor Pechtchanski, Ph.D.
    '---''(_/--'  `-'\_) fL	a.k.a JaguaR-R-R-r-r-r-.-.-.  Meow!

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