admin user as default

Eric M. Monsler
Fri Jun 29 17:24:00 GMT 2001


1) FYI, that information is in the User's Guide under Setting Up Cygwin,
although it's non-obviously under "Directory Structure".  The whole
Setting Up section is probably worth reading.

2) Assuming your NT username is jparikh, your immediate problem will
probably be fixed by doing a "mkpasswd -d | grep jparikh >> /etc/passwd"
at the bash prompt, and then loggin out and back in.  Some funny domain
configurations require more work, try "man mkpasswd".  And of course,
substitute your actual NT username if it is not jparikh.

3) For future questions that you also expect have come up before, the
mailing list archives are searchable directly from:
Others prefer to search from Google, in which case the "site:" specifier
is your friend.

4) The source for mkpasswd, bash, and login can be downloaded using
setup.exe, if you get really stuck.


Eric M. Monsler

PS.  Sorry for the long-winded response, I'm a sucker for irony.

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