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RE: User names with spaces
- From: "DePriest, Jason R." <jrdepriest at ftb dot com>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2003 10:30:36 -0500
- Subject: RE: User names with spaces
Cygwin only really cares about the SSID.
Say my local administrator account is 'Administrator' with an SSID of
However, I want cygwin to call it 'root' and call it's home directory
So the line in /etc/passwd would look like this:
And everything works great.
When I open up cygwin, I get this:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: andrew brian clegg [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Monday, June 23, 2003 10:17 AM
> To: email@example.com
> Cc: Igor Pechtchanski
> Subject: Re: User names with spaces
> On Mon, 23 Jun 2003, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> > > 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.
> > Andrew,
> > Why not simply edit the /etc/passwd entry?
> Umm -- because I'm still slightly hazy and over-cautious about the
> interaction between Windows accounts and cygwin accounts? :)
> I take it then that if I (for example) just change the space to an
> underscore in my /etc/passwd entry and in "/home/Andrew
> Clegg/" it'll all
> work swimmingly when I log back in -- terrific.
> Cheers for the hint,
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