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Old 05-15-2004, 08:50 AM   #1
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User id (needs changing)

I have 4 linux boxes that I have an account on that I have tried to cross mount home directories on and that worked. But now I am running into problems becuase all the machines don't have the same userid (uid) for my username and account. How can I fix this? Is there a simple way to remove my account and then add it again with the same uid on all machines? I am the only user on these machines so could I just copy a few of the passwd files around (or something like that too)?
Old 05-15-2004, 09:09 AM   #2
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Just change the ids in /etc/passwd and /etc/group to be the same on all machines. You will need to reset permissions on the users file and folders afterwards too.
Old 05-15-2004, 09:26 AM   #3
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Great thanks, I will give it a try...


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