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RE: password file format
- From: "Henning, Brian" <brian dot henning at navitaire dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 3 Feb 2003 15:32:32 -0600
- Subject: RE: password file format
I was able to read about the /etc/passwd file
Username: Password: UID: GID: Info: Home: Shell
and i was able to find out a little about how cygwin does it.
i could not figure out what i should put for the GECOS entry.
i tried looking in the docs and on google some more..
From: Max Bowsher [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Monday, February 03, 2003 2:01 PM
To: Henning, Brian; firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Re: password file format
Henning, Brian wrote:
> I have been looking on google.com for the format of the cygwin
> /etc/passwd file and i have had little luck finding out what the
> fields mean. Can anyone point me to some docs or just tell me so i
> know what they are.. thanks!
Read any /etc/passwd doc for the unix standard format. The Cygwin users
guide explains the Cygwin stuff packed into the gecos field.
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