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Re: conflict between system user and normal user

On Sat, 08 Feb 2014, Russ Allbery wrote:

> I would really like to standardize on some prefix.

> I like _ as a prefix because adduser doesn't allow the local sysadmin to
> create accounts with that prefix without special flags, which I think
> makes it a more useful reserved namespace.

Just a me too:

If we could actually agree and document in policy that the _ prefix is
the way to go that'd be great.  I'd be more than happy to rename
debian-tor to _tor for instance.

Guidance (or even code) on how to properly rename existing system users
would be appreciated.

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