Quick question about valid username characters
mutk at iprimus.com.au
Tue Feb 17 08:39:30 UTC 2004
I have several multi-user machines running Redhat 8.0. There are
hundreds of usernames on these machines that have mixture of upper and
I may be able to just upgrade, but I would prefer to install new
Fedora, and automate adding the existing users on old Redhat 8.0
machines to new Fedora ones.. (Several reasons for doing this, but not
I have since discovered that Fedora (And Redhat of course) at some
stage changed , or maybe more properly, now enforces usernames to
allow only lowercase.
I'd like to know precise details :
Why the change?
Any simple way to circumvent the 'feature' (I know vipw allows you to
do it, but I need an automated way !!)
Is there a changelog anywhere in appropriate rpms that explain the change?
Any other advice and info would be much appreciated.
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