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Re: username problem

> > I just installed the latest cygwin on my Win2K machine. When I open a
> > shell, my prompt is "t-ow@naddaf2". On the other hand, "id" reports my
> > username as "anaddaf" which is the username that I use when I login to
> my
> > Win2K machine. I saw similar postings and the suggested solution was to
> > update the /etc/passwd file but in my case, it won't do any good since
> my
> > /etc/password is identical to the "mkpassword -l".
> Are you sure they are exaclty the same. No changes in the Sid? Just to be
> on
> the safe side you should update your /etc/{passwd,group} file just to be
> certain that's not whats holding you back.
> > What is puzzling me is that the user "anaddaf" which "id" reports
> doesn't
> > even exist in the /etc/passwd, nor does "t-ow". When I open the shell,
> it
> > takes me to the /home/Administrator directory. If I create a file, the
> > "owner/group" of my file will be set to "anaddaf/mkgroup" and again
> > "mkgroup" doesn't even exist in the /etc/group file.
> Hmmmm tahts odd :-( What is the contents of your CYGWIN environment
> variable
> $ echo $CYGWIN

Well it was just a hunch...Im going to have to let an expert take over now
:::::::::-) Sorry!


Elfyn McBratney

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