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Re: Can you modify how Cygwin prepends domain name to username?
The plus character is the default separator for mkpasswd.
In the help for it (mkpasswd -h), you will see
-S,--separator char For -L use character char as domain\user
separator in username instead of the default '+'.
On 9 September 2016 at 05:44, Linda Walsh <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Carl wrote:
> Where does the '+' come from? Is that in Win10 or some newer domain
> control software?
> I'm running Windows 7, and cygwin uses the same naming conventions
> as the OS. I.e. in Windows, outside of cygwin, my domain logins look like
> "Domain\user". So in my /etc/passwd file, I see the same thing:
> I would be nervous to change the form in /etc/passwd to something
> different from the OS's name for the account, but it might make
> no difference.
> How does your local Win OS name such accounts? I.e. if I use
> Process Hacker, it can show the user account for each process, as obtained
> from Windows. It always shows Domain/user for the non-local users running
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