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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.

I was against this from the get go on a public system. My locals are all
private so I wasn't worried the first time I went >8. I guess I must
choose: Be right and st <=8 or eat. Hmmm.... I guess I will look for a
way to do >8 :)

> marek


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