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username should be lower-case for $USER
- From: David Smiley <DSMILEY at mitre dot org>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2007 08:25:09 -0800 (PST)
- Subject: username should be lower-case for $USER
I am new to Cygwin. I noticed that the $USER environment variable has my
username in upper-case. So it is "DSMILEY". On unix based hosts I log
into, it is always lower-case. So if I try to SSH to another machine where
I have the same login name, I can't let SSH automatically default to $USER
because the case isn't right. *Even if* Windows user names are case
sensitive and so there is a difference between DSMILEY and dsmiley (are
they?, I don't know) I think $USER should be made to be all lower-case to be
consistent with unix environments.
~ David Smiley
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