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serveral questions regarding passwd and group on NT
- From: "Ling F. Zhang" <lingfengz at yahoo dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2002 11:13:05 -0800 (PST)
- Subject: serveral questions regarding passwd and group on NT
I just installed cygwin on XP...so I am quite a
newbie, to unix as a whole, actually.
I did mkpass -l > passwd and mkgroup...okay, I know
how I can select individual user and group to use by
using the grep command...however, can I use a group /
user that's NOT on my WINXP machine? say, root / root?
If I remember correctly, in UNIX root has speical GID
and UID?? can I just simply add lines that correspond
to root / root and expect it to work in cygwin? also,
when it import group / user from winxp, it addes a
whole bunch of wierd number with "-" can any one
explain to me what does each :: field represent? Can I
safely manipulate those number? Is there any unix
convention I can follow?
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