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RE: useradd 12345



You seem to be right.  Very strange.  However, if you want to use linuxconf
or useradd to create the id and directories-and then manually modify the
/etc/passwd changing the name to be 12345 (from something like a12345), then
it should work.  I realize that this is not what you were looking to do-but
it does allow for it.

That is strange that you want a user name as 12345 (or anything like that).
The usernumber associate with the id is created so that people don't have to
remember strange id's.  
Anyway, I hope that helps.

-----Original Message-----
From: Deepak Shrestha [mailto:deepak mos com np]
Sent: Monday, May 01, 2000 11:16 AM
To: 'redhat-install-list redhat com'
Subject: RE: useradd 12345


hi,

adding a numeric username is not possible even with linuxconf. yes, you
can change the uid but haven't been able to add a numeric username!

deepak 

On Mon, 1 May 2000, Allen,Andrew R.(NXI) wrote:

> Yes.  Defininately it is possible.  Run linuxconf as root.
> In the user accounts, normal, user accounts-you can modify the UID number.
> 
> Make sure the same Account and UID are across all of your machines.
> Otherwise, it thinks you are a different person when you try things like
> rlogins and rexec commands.
> 
> Otherwise, modify the third column (: seperated) in /etc/passwd.
> 
> -Andrew Allen
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Aureus. Carlo Feliciano [mailto:chino sili adnu edu ph]
> Sent: Monday, May 01, 2000 1:22 AM
> To: redhat-install-list redhat com
> Subject: Re: useradd 12345
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> hello,
> 
> Have you tried adding an entry to the /etc/aliases file?  I tried it
> and it work.  Or, try to add a letter(s) before the number.
> 
> carlo
> 
> On Sun, 30 Apr 2000, Deepak Shrestha wrote:
> 
> > 
> > hi,
> > i need to add a user with a numeric username but i guess it is not
> > permitted. is there a way how it can be done without editing the passwd
> > file manually?
> > rgds.
> > 
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