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RE: useradd 12345



Just an observation and someone correct me if i'm wrong but I think the
reason linuxconf wouldn't let you do this because there's a chance it could
impede on a similar user number.  Example:

janedoe:x:123:10:Jane:/home/jane:/sbin/bash
          ^^^
12345:x:124:10:12345:/home/12345:/sbin/bash
^^^^^

notice user number for janedoe and userid 12345 both start with 123..8)

-----Original Message-----
From: Kevin Colby [mailto:kevinc grainsystems com]
Sent: Monday, May 01, 2000 12:06 PM
To: redhat-install-list redhat com
Subject: Re: useradd 12345


"Allen,Andrew R.(NXI)" wrote:
> 
> 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.

Agreed.  I can't think of why you would want numeric usernames.

	- Kevin Colby
	  kevinc grainsystems com


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