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Old 01-28-2007, 06:28 PM   #1
KAOZ_IT
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How To Modify Username


This may seem stupid but i don't know how to modify a user's name. For Example change tomd to tomj.

Please help! I used to be Windows user.
 
Old 01-28-2007, 06:31 PM   #2
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PS. I am only running command line. No GUI
 
Old 01-28-2007, 06:32 PM   #3
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I think you have to edit /etc/passwd directly with
Code:
vipw
???

See this http://www.linux.com/guides/sag/x2424.shtml. That should help you out.
 
Old 01-28-2007, 07:26 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by SleepingGiant08
I think you have to edit /etc/passwd directly with
Code:
vipw
???

See this http://www.linux.com/guides/sag/x2424.shtml. That should help you out.
This kind of works??! Only that the user can send emails with her new username, but she cannot receive emails.

The Error is:
"Authentication service cannot retrieve authentication info."

Pls help?

Last edited by KAOZ_IT; 01-28-2007 at 07:28 PM.
 
Old 01-28-2007, 08:11 PM   #5
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I tried the command usermod -l new_username current_username

This seems 2 fix this problem.

Thnx
 
Old 01-28-2007, 09:36 PM   #6
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no probem, glad you could figure it out
 
  


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