No username for userid?

Collin Grady cgrady@willamette.edu
Wed Dec 5 17:22:00 GMT 2001


try mkpasswd -l > /etc/passwd

-Collin

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On Wed, 5 Dec 2001, Daniel Rosenzweig wrote:

> I just installed (using setup.exe) cygwin on an NT 4 machine....
> The sh prompt tells me that I don't have a username --- when I do 
> an 'id' I get a uid, but no name... when I try to rlogin (even with -l )it 
> tells me that I don't have a username... I have a $USERNAME btw.
> There is no /etc/passwd file... 
> 
> Any ideas how can I get a username! (Are there really 'logins' for 
> Cygwin?)
> 
> Thanks. 
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