[sf-lug] 501 and other anomolies

Jim Stockford jim.stockford at gmail.com
Fri Mar 23 10:37:34 PDT 2007

I log into the sf-lug.com machine (you can too,
if you ask for a shell account) and run ps aux
and see that user 501 is running a bash shell.

Well, 501--that's me! I use the command
tail -20 /etc/passwd
and see jstockford has UID 501 and GID 501.

The way things are supposed to work is that
"internally", the system uses numbers, but
when it prints information to standard out, it
converts the number to the user's login name.

Things aren't working that way.


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