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Old 08-31-2019, 09:02 AM   #1
dwhb
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Change user name Mint 19.2 Cinnamon


Hi
I am passing on a NUCi5 to my sister but can't seem to change the username I used when I installed for myself to my sister's name. If I add her as another user with same administrative privilege, I can delete myself but all my settings which I want to keep for her is lost.

Password can be changed, but I can't figure out how to change my name to hers. Only a single user is what I would like to be able to achieve.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks so much in advance.
 
Old 08-31-2019, 10:55 AM   #2
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man usermod

Quote:
-l, --login NEW_LOGIN
The name of the user will be changed from LOGIN to NEW_LOGIN. Nothing else is changed. In particular, the user's home directory or
mail spool should probably be renamed manually to reflect the new login name.

-d, --home HOME_DIR
The user's new login directory.

If the -m option is given, the contents of the current home directory will be moved to the new home directory, which is created if
it does not already exist.


note it is a small L


read through teh whole manpage, it is not too long
 
Old 08-31-2019, 10:59 AM   #3
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you might have to do this from another account

login as root ( if you can )
or create a new user ( with sudo access ), login , do the usermod then logout and delete the new user you created.
 
  


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