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Old 11-01-2011, 01:20 PM   #1
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What is the range of UID?

I know that root is 0.

Is this the minimum?

Then what is the maximum UID can be?
 
Old 11-01-2011, 02:45 PM   #2
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According to Wikipedia, the range of UID's is 32,767.

Yes root is always 0.

For a regular user, this varies with the distro. Slackware for instance 1000 is the first user. Mandrake changed to 10000 a few releases ago. Never understood why.

Max is 32,767. See this link.

-->http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_identifier
 
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