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Re: username should be lower-case for $USER
- From: Ismael Valladolid Torres <ivalladolidt at terra dot es>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 09 Jan 2007 17:33:37 +0100
- Subject: Re: username should be lower-case for $USER
- References: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
David Smiley escribe:
> I am new to Cygwin. I noticed that the $USER environment variable has my
> username in upper-case. So it is "DSMILEY". On unix based hosts I log
> into, it is always lower-case. So if I try to SSH to another machine where
> I have the same login name, I can't let SSH automatically default to $USER
> because the case isn't right. *Even if* Windows user names are case
> sensitive and so there is a difference between DSMILEY and dsmiley (are
> they?, I don't know) I think $USER should be made to be all lower-case to be
> consistent with unix environments.
Making ssh use different user names for logging in to different hosts
is obvious enough IMO.
Ismael Valladolid Torres m. +34679156321
La media hostia j. email@example.com
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