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Old 11-12-2009, 07:30 PM   #1
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A question about changing a user name...

I'm running Slackware 12.0. I have a user named glenn with a home dir /home/glenn and is using /bin/bash. I want to change the name from glenn to glen. What exactly do I need to do? I want to keep the same ownership on all the files that glenn owns.

1. Change user glenn to glen in /etc/passwd

2. Change user glenn to glen in /etc/group

3. mv /home/glenn /home/glen

Would that work?

Last edited by trist007; 11-18-2009 at 06:48 PM.
Old 11-12-2009, 07:49 PM   #2
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I think these three steps should do it.
Also, it is worthwhile being in single user mode when doing this.



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