Re: Safe change of uid
I executed deluser --remove-all-files --backup <username> and it
searched for files to remove and backed up three files from the user's
home directory -- but it left the user's home directory in place with
its contents. The group and user were deleted, so the remaining files
have owners of "500" -- the previous owner's original uid. The
properties of those files still list the owner's original uid which is
500, so kuser failed to change the uid when I used kuser to do that.
There is now no user or group listed as having a uid of 500 -- at least
according to kuser. Weird.
My apologies for the last post's line length. I was using my webmail
account and forgot that I haven't found a way to change that.