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Re: problem with mkdir //fileserver when opening cygwin terminal

On 3/25/2014 10:54 AM, Leo Lagos wrote:
Hi Larry,

Yes, that seems to be the problem. My /etc/passwd is full of users of
my company's domain, all of them (including me) with home such as

I don't need to have all my company in this file, since it's only for me.

any quick way or re-creating this file? I do remember a mkpasswd or
similar command..???

Yes, mkpasswd will allow you to populate your '/etc/passwd' file.
mkgroup will do the same for your '/etc/group' file.  Check out the
man page and/or the Cygwin User's Guide for more details.


If you would prefer to work only with a local user, use the -l or -L
flags for these commands.  Otherwise, use the -d or -D flags.  For the
domain at least, you probably want to use the -c flag.  You will probably
also want to use the -p flag to specify your home directory (since it
points to a network path for your domain).



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