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Re: login name changed

At 06:50 PM 9/15/2004, you wrote:
>Larry Hall wrote, On 9/14/2004 10:10 PM:
>>At 07:23 PM 9/14/2004, you wrote:
>>>Due to administrative reason my login name changed from "gene" to ""  This also produced a new directory under "Documents and Setting" called "gene-us" which is my new default home directory for windows. However, cygwin never seems to get the message and when I start cygwin (via rxvt) it thinks my home is still in "gene."  How do I tell cygwin to use "" as my home?
>>Same as always.  Run 'mkpasswd'.  See the docs:
>>'man mkpasswd'
>>and/or see '/etc/postinstall/'.
>>Larry Hall                    
>>RFK Partners, Inc.                      (508) 893-9779 - RFK Office
>>838 Washington Street                   (508) 893-9889 - FAX
>>Holliston, MA 01746                     
>Thanks for the pointers.
>For the record:
>mkpasswd -d MYDOMAIN > /etc/passwd
>produced thousands of entries. Weeded it down to just me since I am the only relevant user. 

The '-u' flag would remove the need to weed if you like a tidy '/etc/passwd'.

>Also, in /etc/passwd had to change /home/ to /cyygdrive/c/Documents and Settings/ for it to work right running rxvt.

You can use a symbolic link or a mount point to do this too.

>Rxvt also complained that I need to run mkgroup. So I did
>mkgroup -d MYDOMAIN > /etc/group
>This also produced thousands of entries but since I was not sure which of the groups I am in, just left them all in /etc/group. Complaint about mkgroup went away and rxvt starts with ok speed.

'-c' may have been what you wanted here, though more entries than needed 
is not a problem.

>I assume this is all ok.

Sounds fine to me.

Larry Hall                    
RFK Partners, Inc.                      (508) 893-9779 - RFK Office
838 Washington Street                   (508) 893-9889 - FAX
Holliston, MA 01746                     

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