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Re: User names with spaces
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: andrew brian clegg <a dot clegg at mail dot cryst dot bbk dot ac dot uk>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2003 10:32:21 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: Re: User names with spaces
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
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.
Why not simply edit the /etc/passwd entry?
|\ _,,,---,,_ email@example.com
ZZZzz /,`.-'`' -. ;-;;,_ firstname.lastname@example.org
|,4- ) )-,_. ,\ ( `'-' Igor Pechtchanski, Ph.D.
'---''(_/--' `-'\_) fL a.k.a JaguaR-R-R-r-r-r-.-.-. Meow!
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