[CentOS] usernames with capitals

Wed Feb 1 17:06:25 UTC 2006
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On Wed, 2006-02-01 at 08:45, Barry Brimer wrote:
> > If it is just for a set of existing users, I'd add them in
> > lowercase, then edit
> > /etc/passwd
> > /etc/shadow
> > /etc/group
> > /etc/gshadow
> > and mv the /home/ directory to names you want (making sure
> > everything matches).
> You might choose to use vipw and vigr to edit the above files as well.
> If you use local mail spools, you will need to rename /var/spool/mail/user 
> to /var/spool/mail/USER

That's actually a different problem and a good reason by itself
not to ever use uppercase in a user login name.  Mailers on
unix-like systems usually want to lowercase the address. I've
always avoided doing this myself so I'm not sure about the
details or how to work around it.

  Les Mikesell
   lesmikesell at gmail.com