[CentOS] How to create user with period (.)

Zeb Fletcher zeb.fletcher at gmail.com
Thu Mar 2 13:30:10 UTC 2006


As mentioned earlier you might run in to issues with programs have problems
with the special character. If your wanting to be able to do e-mail from
your box and have a dot in the name then create the entry in the alisas
file.

Zeb


On 3/2/06, Cleber P. de Souza <cleberps at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> I didnt find a way to create usernames with dots, but you could create
> a normal user without dots and so change passwd, shadow and group by
> hand to the new username with dots.
>
> On 3/2/06, Ralph Angenendt <ra+centos at br-online.de> wrote:
> > spart cus wrote:
> > >
> > >    hi guys,
> > >    how can i create a username with period ? Like for example
> > >    username: linux.spartacus
> >
> > That *might* lead to problems within application software not expecting
> > punctuation in usernames.
> >
> > Why do you want to do this? Maybe there is another solution to the
> > problem you are trying to solve ...
> >
> > Ralph
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