"mkpasswd -c" from a cmd shell outputs wrong gid (cygwin-1.7)

Herb Maeder maeder-cygml@maeder.org
Sun Oct 12 00:21:00 GMT 2008


On 11 Oct 2008 07:29:12 PDT, Herb Maeder wrote:
> The "mkpasswd -c" command produces the wrong gid for the current user
> under the following set of circumstances:
> 
>    * it is invoked from a cmd.exe shell
>    * there are no running cygwin bash shells
>    * output is redirected to cygwin's /etc/passwd file (with the permissions
>      that setup.exe sets on it)
> 
> For example, the following should show the problem (from cmd.exe shell,
> directly after completing an initial cygwin install with setup-1.7.exe):
> 
>    cd c:\cygwin-1.7\bin
>    .\mkpasswd -l -c > ..\etc\passwd
> 
> For my case I see that it outputs "10544" as the gid, instead of the
> expected "10513" (Domain Users).

Oops, I forgot to mention that I noticed this on a Vista machine.  I have
not been able to verify if happens on XP or not.

Herb.

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