how to switch user

Larry Hall (Cygwin)
Thu Nov 8 20:28:00 GMT 2007

Charles D. Russell wrote:
> Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
>> sunny wrote:
>>> when logged as a user, i want to switch to a different user. how can 
>>> i do that?
>> Install and use ssh.
>>> how can i add a new user in cygwin?
>> You can't.  Use the Windows 'net' command.
> Apropos of ssh: I can't login remotely to another account than my own. 
> ssh -l "My Wife" dell03 and ssh "My Wife"@dell03 both fail, returning a 
> request for a password, though My Wife was set up with no password. "My 
> Wife"/.ssh was been set up on dell03 using ssh-user-config.  I can 
> connect to my own account on dell03 with no trouble.

Edit '/etc/sshd_config' and add/uncomment "PermitEmptyPasswords yes" if
you're sure that you don't need the security.  Otherwise, use pubkey

> I'm never sure whether I've got the quoting right when dealing with 
> those damned spaces in path or file names.

They are always a problem. Best not to use them.

Larry Hall                    
RFK Partners, Inc.                      (508) 893-9779 - RFK Office
216 Dalton Rd.                          (508) 893-9889 - FAX
Holliston, MA 01746


A: Yes.
 > Q: Are you sure?
 >> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
 >>> Q: Why is top posting annoying in email?

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