why am I administrator?
Larry Hall (RFK Partners, Inc)
Wed Jan 10 13:06:00 GMT 2001
At 03:54 PM 1/10/2001, Dan Lipofsky wrote:
>Larry Hall wrote:
> > At 03:22 PM 1/10/2001, Dan Lipofsky wrote:
> > >I installed the latest cygwin on my Win2000Pro machine.
> > >I was administrator when I installed it, but I am now
> > >trying to use it while logged on as dlipofsky. However,
> > >cygwin still thinks I am administrator. How can I fix this?
> > >
> > >USER=administrator but USERNAME=dlipofsky.
> > >USERNAME is set by the OS. Here is a dump of some enviroment
> > >variables, from bash and from the DOS prompt respectively.
> > <snip>
> > I believe USER is set in /etc/profile by setup. Take a look there and
> > alter it as you wish.
>It is. I see that it is set by
> USER="`id -un`"
>So the question then become "Why is id returning the wrong thing?".
>I can change the line to set USER to $USERNAME, but perhaps there
>is something else that should be fixed here.
Yes, thanks for that reminder about how USER is set (I don't use setup
myself;-)) You want to edit your /etc/passwd to set your user name
correctly for your user id.
Larry Hall firstname.lastname@example.org
RFK Partners, Inc. http://www.rfk.com
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Holliston, MA 01746 (508) 893-9889 - FAX
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