Re: About valid and invalid user names
On 05-Feb-05, 10:47 (CST), Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <firstname.lastname@example.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.
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