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Old 01-13-2003, 04:04 AM   #1
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changing username

yo, how can i edit/change my username in slackware 8.1. i know for Mandrake, u just use drake or something.

what files to i edit to change my username.
Old 01-13-2003, 06:07 AM   #2
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Edit /etc/passwd, /etc/group, /etc/shadow and /etc/gshadow to modify your username. Don't forget to rename your /home/user dir ...
Old 01-13-2003, 07:44 AM   #3
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usermod is another option, to change the name I beleive it's:
usermod -l oldname newname

This will ONLY change the username, nothing else, however it's suggested you change the ~$HOME directory as well to reflect the new name, but is not necessary.

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