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Re: Changing cygwin account name (cygwin only)

--- Hussein Patwa ha scritto:
> Hello,
> Anyway the one final issue that remains is that I
> want to change the user
> name that is the default user for my cygwin
> installation.  At the moment
> it's taking the name from my WinXP account name, so
> home/Hussein Patwa/.
> I'd like to change it to something that doesn't have
> a space, but don't want
> to rename my computer's account.
> How can I change the user for cygwin without messing
> up all the internal
> file paths, etc?  Is there a function that will
> change the name, rename that
> folder, and also update all the various internals
> automatically?  

modify /etc/passwd
this is the file where the Windows user are mapped to
the cygwin one

> Thanks for any help.  Bear in mind I'm no cygwin
> guru so please go gentle on
> me.
so it is a good moment to read the user guide ;-)

> Kind Regards and Best Wishes,
> Hussein.

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