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Old 02-18-2005, 03:40 AM   #1
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Question why cannot create user account with uppercase characters on redhat EL3 ?


I need to setup uppercase user accounts, how can I on RHEL3 ?
Also why is that prohibited by default?
Can anybody help?

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Old 07-09-2005, 07:35 AM   #2
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I never had that problem, what tool were you using?

Why is this necessary?

There is a *nix tradition of using lowercase & a matching prejudice against uppercase. I suspect this dates to the 60's when printers only printed capital letters -- I know I was overjoyed when I found that my 1st CP/M box did lowercase.
 
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I never had that problem, what tool were you using?

I use the standard tool adduser on linux RedHat ES 3.0 and impossile to create an account using upper case account name

Why is this necessary?

It is not necessary !! I would like to be able to create accounts without this limitation

There is a *nix tradition of using lowercase & a matching prejudice against uppercase. I suspect this dates to the 60's when printers only printed capital letters -- I know I was overjoyed when I found that my 1st CP/M box did lowercase.
 
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Does RHEL 3 have useradd?

If so, try it. In many distros it is more "primitive" than adduser, & therefore may be less restrictive. When I say "primitive", I mean nothing is automatic. You will have to RTFM & supply all the options on your own.
 
  


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