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Re: About valid and invalid user names

* Henrique de Moraes Holschuh (hmh@debian.org) [050205 16:35]:
> On Sat, 05 Feb 2005, Marc Haber wrote:
> > adduser has two bug reports open where people are asking for user name
> > rules to be relaxed. One report wants "." to be allowed in user names,
> > another wants usernames to start with numbers.

> Allowing the dot is ok.  I do think that usernames starting with numbers is
> asking for total breakage, though.

IMHO even the dot is, eh, difficult. Consider a chown user.group file.

   PGP 1024/89FB5CE5  DC F1 85 6D A6 45 9C 0F  3B BE F1 D0 C5 D1 D9 0C

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