passwd file entry missing
David M. Karr
Wed Jan 31 16:01:00 GMT 2001
>>>>> "Larry" == Larry Hall <email@example.com> writes:
Larry> At 06:29 PM 1/31/2001, David M. Karr wrote:
>> I've got Cygwin working fine on my PC. I'm helping someone else set
>> up Cygwin on their PC. I created a "/home/<username>", and set HOME
>> in control panel to "/home/<username>". Most things work fine.
>> However, one odd thing is that the "id" program shows his userid as
>> "administrator". I thought to look in the "/etc/passwd" file, and
>> compare it to what I have. My "/etc/passwd" file has an entry for my
>> name, but his does not have an entry for his name. Despite this
>> anomaly, I'm not quite sure what problems this might cause, if any.
>> What are some reasons why he doesn't have a passwd file entry? What
>> did I do to get an entry for me in my passwd file? I know I didn't do
>> it manually.
Larry> You ran mkpasswd. Do so on the other (NT/W2K) machine and you should be
Uh, ok. I just did "mkpasswd -l > /etc/passwd" on his PC, and now
"id" and "whoami" give me something reasonable. However, I'm quite
sure I never did that on my system. I think I remember reading about
it in the manual, but I'm pretty sure I never explicitly ran it.
David M. Karr ; w:(425)487-8312 ; TCSI & Best Consulting
firstname.lastname@example.org ; Java/Unix/XML/C++/X ; BrainBench CJ12P (#12004)
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