mkpasswd -l gives wrong local user
Larry Hall (Cygwin)
Fri Apr 6 17:47:00 GMT 2007
Rockefeller, Harry wrote:
> I had a PC with full cygwin install. Then my company
> replaced it with a more powerful PC and in the process
> copied C:\Cygwin over to the new PC.
> When I run "mkpasswd -l" instead of giving user 'harryr'
> I get another user:
If you're supposing that because you're logged into this machine with
"harryr" that "harryr" should show up as a local user, you're proceeding
from a false supposition. "harryr" is a domain user. If you want it to
appear in the '/etc/passwd' file, you need to add the '-d' flag to
'mkpasswd'. You should do the same for 'mkgroup'. Or you could add a
"harryr" as a local user to the machine but that new user would not be
the same as your domain user. Windows will see these two as different
FWIW, the only local user I see that likely wasn't just created by some
installation program is "Ryan".
Larry Hall http://www.rfk.com
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