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Re: Account with only number



On Tue, 2006-10-24 at 15:39 +0200, Mogens Kjaer wrote:
> sasa wrote:
> > Hi, I have a problem on Fedora Core 5 when I try to create a user with 
> > only digit (without letters), I have a waring (for security reason) but 
> > after that I choose ok the user isn't created but I haven't error message.
> 
> adduser 8888
> 
> seems to work for me without errors.
> 
> But numeric user names seems like a bad idea.
> 
> What if I have another user with
> a UID of 8888 and I do a
> 
> chown 8888 file
> 
> who is the owner then?
> 
> Mogens
I suspect it owulf be the user with the login name 8888. BUt I admit it
is confusing and not a good idea to have login names be all numbers.
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