Changing the username
yinyang at eburg.com
Thu Apr 20 18:20:33 UTC 2006
Ali Helmy wrote:
> Hey mates,
> How do I change my current user name, without risk of messing up file
> access and such?
Your access to files is stored by your numeric UID in the filesystem.
Changing your username shouldn't risk messing up file access. You will
need to fix all of your secondary group memberships, if you have any.
You'll probably want to modify the path to your home directory, and
rename that as well, while you're at it.
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