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What about owner of all ~ files and directories? You probably should change it too.
We're not changing the account UID or the account name, just the home directory. The file ownership is maintained by UID. The UID isn't going to change so the file ownership doesn't need to change. We could even change the account name from henry to Henry and we still would not have any file ownership problems.
Good attention to detail, though, Mr. Alex. That's why I marked your post as helpful even though it was not correct. It is very important to think things through in system administration. You clearly ARE considering the consequences of a change to an account. That is very good.
Last edited by stress_junkie; 11-19-2010 at 01:03 PM.
Actually, you aren't even changing the name, just the home directory. The account name is still the same (henry) so the files will still be owned by henry. If you change the name henry to Henry in /etc/passwd /etc/group and /etc/shadow (also can be done through "usermod -l" and "groupmod -n"), THEN the names will be changed, but like stress_junkie said, if the UID stays the same, it won't matter.