chown xxx.yyy is now rejected

Alan Cox alan at
Mon Feb 23 17:46:10 UTC 2004

On Mon, Feb 23, 2004 at 12:14:16PM +0000, Tim Waugh wrote:
> The 'chown xxx.yyy' syntax has been deprecated for several releases
> now, the correct syntax being 'chown xxx:yyy'.

Doesn't this add a new restriction about ":" in usernames ?


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