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Re: useradd 12345



Bob McClure Jr wrote:
> 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.
> 
> 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?

Wow, good call Bob.  That is correct.  File ownership will probably
not handle numeric-only usernames well, if at all.  I must strongly
urge that you at least prepend a letter to these.

Why would you insist on using numbers only anyway?

	- Kevin Colby
	  kevinc grainsystems com



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