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Re: Username hassles

Paul Mead wrote:
Corinna Vinschen <> writes:

OK, so if I'm reading this right, I need to edit /etc/passwd to
translate my 'paul' cygwin login to my XP 'MEAD8998' username. Then
ownership of file owned by 'MEAD8998' will no longer be a problem.

Is that about right?

Ownerships won't change. You're only telling Cygwin that the name to display for your user is "MEAD8998" rather than "paul". The user id (or SID in Windows) will not change (and you shouldn't change it in '/etc/passwd'). This is all "details" but since you asked the question, I figured the details where what you wanted. ;-)

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