Cygwin handling of space-separated usernames

Michael PARKER
Thu Jun 16 13:45:00 GMT 2005

Our domain logins have usernames of the form "firstname lastname". Cygwin assigns the USER env. variable to the "firstname lastname" string, but many utilities (such as rsh, passwd)that rely upon seeing a non-space-separated username, encounter problems when processing logins, reporting user passwd information etc.

Has anyone encountered similar problems and found a successful workaround? Can Cygwin be told to map the space-separated Windows domain login to a non-space-separated string? Is this a bug in Cygwin's conversion of Windows login/user data?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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