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Old 08-30-2003, 02:46 AM   #1
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changing users name


Is there a magical way to change a users name?
I run Debian.
 
Old 08-30-2003, 03:16 AM   #2
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will "usermod -l <new-name>" do ?
 
Old 08-30-2003, 04:38 AM   #3
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If that is the way it is done than it will do.
 
Old 08-30-2003, 04:47 AM   #4
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I just read usermod's man pages and I'm not sure it will work. I mean aren't there other places your'username is used besides login and home directory? I mean what about groups.... or do you have to do '-G groups,names,seperated,only,by,a,comma'?
 
Old 08-30-2003, 04:50 AM   #5
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That's the correct way, and it should work throughout regardless of what file you are looking in...

Name = UID

Most files use the UID anyway, so you can change your name to whatever, it's sorta like an alias.

For those that use the username (can't think of one off the top of my head) you may want to manually edit them. However, the groups file shouldn't...

Cool
 
Old 08-30-2003, 05:02 AM   #6
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Thank you sir 'C'!
 
Old 08-30-2003, 03:17 PM   #7
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You're welcome, I just clarified though, jalal is the one who deserves the Thanks

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