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Re: Adding a user with a dot (.) in his name: How?



On Tue, Sep 23, 2003 at 09:58:38PM +0200, Andreas Schildbach wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> 
> For compatibility reasons, I need to add a user with a dot (.) in his 
> name. "adduser" does not allow this, even if I invoke it with the 
> parameter "--force-badname".
> 
> Can anyone show me a possibility to make "adduser" ignore this 
> restriction for this one time? The user is only for cvs access via 
> pserver, he does not need a home directory and interactive shell access.

just ignore adduser. Add the user by hand to the passwd and shadow
files, and change his password with passwd.

> 
> Regards,
> 
> Andreas
> 
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