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Old 11-14-2009, 04:48 PM   #1
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See long usernames


I was wondering if there is a way to see long usernames. For example the "w" and "last" commands (and others...) show by default only 8 characters from a username.

How can I see the full username ?

Thank you.
Old 11-15-2009, 12:09 AM   #2
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I think the root problem is that POSIX only specifys 8 char names. Google says that libc6 supports 32 character names, but the utilities you mention may be "posix"
Being old school, I never actually tried longer names.
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try "who" and "finger"


long, username

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