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More questions about mkgroup and mkpasswd
- From: Erik Weibust <eweibust at yahoo dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2007 06:53:22 -0800 (PST)
- Subject: More questions about mkgroup and mkpasswd
- Reply-to: Erik Weibust <erik at weibust dot net>
So yesterday when I installed cygwin I got an error about my group being mkgroup and that it should be rebuilt. It mentioned that if I am a network user I should use mkpasswd and mkgroup with the -d flag. What is this giving me over just saying mkpasswd -l? All I see is it creating massive passwd and group files.
Also, I saw that my home dir in my /etc/passwd is somewhere that doesn't exist on a network server. Can I safely just change it to a local /home/user dir?
Lastly, I see that some of my files have a group of Users and others have Domain Users, how can I easily set all my files to the same group? I literally just installed Cygwin, so I have no problem reinstalling to "get it right" from the beginning, if there is a better way to install Cygwin when you are on a domain.
$ ls -la
drwxrwxrwx+ 3 eweibust Domain Users 0 Nov 29 17:58 .
dr-xr-x---+ 12 eweibust Users 4096 Nov 29 17:58 ..
drwxrwxrwx+ 2 eweibust Domain Users 4096 Nov 29 18:00 eweibust
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