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Old 11-18-2010, 10:54 PM   #1
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Change name


See screenshot, what I need to do is change the name "henry" to 'Henry"

is this possible.

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Old 11-18-2010, 11:02 PM   #2
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I've never done this myself, this site explains the command.

http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/howto-c...-user-name-id/
 
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Old 11-19-2010, 09:33 AM   #3
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No Luck.

What I am trying to do is capitalize the name "henry" on the folder and in the left pane.

Henry
 
Old 11-19-2010, 09:41 AM   #4
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Yes it can be done. Keep in mind that this is a home directory. If you change the name then you will have to tell Linux that this account now has a home directory of /home/Henry.

There are various ways to do this. Let's use the command line.

Open a terminal window and enter these commands:
Code:
sudo usermod -d /home/Henry henry
sudo mv /home/henry /home/Henry
Now log off and log back on. That will reset your environment variables to the new home directory.

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Old 11-19-2010, 10:34 AM   #5
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What about owner of all ~ files and directories? You probably should change it too.
 
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Old 11-19-2010, 12:52 PM   #6
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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.


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Old 11-19-2010, 01:09 PM   #7
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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.

HTH

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Old 11-19-2010, 01:43 PM   #8
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Stress Junkie, sorry for the delay in responding, however I mus have done something wrong, when I logged back in I was locked out of my system.

The messages required me to delete or not, and of course I chose delete.

I had to fresh install and I just got back up.

Henry

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