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

Ralph Angenendt ra+centos at br-online.de
Thu Mar 2 11:04:20 UTC 2006

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 ...

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