ntsec odds and ends
Thu Feb 6 17:47:00 GMT 2003
On Thu, Feb 06, 2003 at 11:37:16AM -0500, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> +If a user or group is not present in <filename>/etc/passwd</filename> (or
> +if a group is not present in <filename>/etc/group</filename>), it will have
> +a special user/group id of -1 (which would be shown by <command>ls</command>
> +as 65535). In releases of Cygwin before 1.3.20, the user/group name shown
> +was '????????'. Since Cygwin release 1.3.20, the name of a user with no
> +entry in <filename>/etc/passwd</filename> will be shown as `mkpasswd', and
> +the name of a group not in <filename>/etc/group</filename> will be shown as
> +`mkgroup', indicating the commands that should be run to alleviate the
Weeell... that's not quite correct, unfortunately.
- If the current user doesn't show up in /etc/passwd, it's *group* will
be named "mkpasswd".
- Otherwise, if the login group of the current user isn't in /etc/group,
it will be named "mkgroup".
- otherwise a group not in /etc/group will be shown as "????????"
and a user not in /etc/passwd will be shown as "????????".
Nevertheless, thanks for the effort :-)
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