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Re: Long usernames



* Chris Wagner said:
> At 08:04 AM 10/26/99 -0400, Jaysen O'Dell wrote:
> >I know that there is a way to "override" the default 8 char uname limit.
> >For the life of me I can't find it on an old bo system that I am
> >admining (it will be going to potato as soon as I can get the "boss" to
> >take a day off). Any suggestions.
> 
> Hmm.  My box took long usernames from the get-go.  Have you tried to create
> a long name and had it fail?  This install of mine is over a year old.
Nobody  forbids you to use long user names on a GNU system. It's just
probable that some software on other systems will fail when handed a >8
username.

marek

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