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Re: useradd 12345



On Mon, May 01, 2000 at 01:05:41PM -0500, Kevin Colby wrote:
> "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

And aren't you going to run into a problem when you attempt to

  chown 12345 some_file

because chown (and others) assume that a numeric userid is the userid
number and not the name?

Cheers,
-- 
Bob McClure, Jr.            | This is Linux country.
Bobcat Open Systems, Inc.   | On a clear night
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