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Re: About valid and invalid user names

On 05-Feb-05, 10:47 (CST), Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <hmh@debian.org> wrote: 
> Because '.' is POSIX, thus valid.  And not accepting the '.' is a damn
> bug in any POSIX-compliant utility.

According the SUS section that Kurt quoted, leading digits are equally
acceptable. I think it might be reasonable to accept leading digits when
there is at least one non-digit in the name.


Steve Greenland
    The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
    system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
    world.       -- seen on the net

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