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Re: Username with space in it
Two other things:
1) Remember that your /etc/passwd is non-standard and re-apply the
manual changes whenever you regenerate your password file with
"mkpasswd". An auxiliary copy might help--it can be diff-ed against a
2) Change the user name, too. I replace spaces with underscores. It can
help with programs that parse the output of "ls -l" or any other
program that includes user names.
At 03:07 2003-02-18, David Starks-Browning wrote:
On Tuesday 18 Feb 03, David Rasmussen writes:
> My Windows user name is "David Rasmussen". I've found
> that some things choke on the space in the user name,
> for example bootstrapping gcc. So I would like to use
> another name, "david" as my username. Can that be
> done? And how?
Do you really need to change your user name? You probably just need
to change your home directory. See what's currently done in
/etc/profile. Set HOME to something else. Make sure you create that
directory, and also edit /etc/passwd accordingly.
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