dot-usernames - chown - useradd - cyrus-imapd

shrek-m at shrek-m at
Sun Nov 14 17:11:57 UTC 2004


it is annoying (update rhl 7.3 --> fc3)
afair dots in usernames
does not work since rhl 8.0
does not work in rhl9
does not work in fc1
does not work in fc2
does not work in fc3
should work in fc4!

thanks for the example ;-)
"chown root.root /etc/....."

1; chown [works like expectetd with seperator ":"]

# LANG=C chown root.root.root.root ~root.root/test
chown: `root.root.root.root': invalid group
# LANG=C chown root.root:root.root ~root.root/test
# ll ~root.root/
-rw-r--r-- 1 root.root root.root 0 14. Nov 16:38 test

2. useradd :-(

# LANG=C useradd test.test
useradd: invalid user name 'test.test'

you have to create eg. a user testtest and change it to test.test
in the /etc/passwd /etc/shadow /etc/group

# grep root.root /etc/passwd /etc/group /etc/shadow | awk -F: '{print $1 
"\t" $2 }'
/etc/passwd root.root
/etc/group root.root
/etc/shadow root.root

3. cyrus-imapd

--man imapd.conf--
unixhierarchysep: 0
Use the UNIX separator character ’/’ for delimiting levels of
mailbox hierarchy. The default is to use the netnews separator
character ’.’.

you have to edit the imapd.conf to enable dot-users

 > cm user/test.test

4. bugzilla


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