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Re: User name with spaces and Cygwin web site suggestion

Rodrigo de Salvo Braz wrote:
On Sun, 5 Dec 2004, Pierre A. Humblet wrote:

So you should do what the faq says.

Thanks for the clarifications, Pierre, they will solve my problem. But one
of the motivations of my original post was that I thought I had done what
the faq says. I suggest it gets clarified; it says: "You can rename the
user in the Windows User Manager GUI". I interpreted this to mean to go to
Control Panel->User Accounts->Rename, and did it. I think many users will
do the same. Also, as Coughlan pointed out, the real renaming may break
many things and it may be good to alert users to that.

Opening up /etc/passwd in a text editor and doing a search and replace for "Nick Coghlan" -> "NickCoghlan" worked fine for me. It makes Cygwin happy, and Windows gets to continue on in blithe ignorance of what is going on.

Now I just need someone to give CGF a hyperthreaded system so he can work out what the heck is going on with hyperthreading, and all will be wonderful ;)


Nick Coghlan   |   |   Brisbane, Australia

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