[sf-lug] 501 and other anomolies
tom at greenleaftech.net
Fri Mar 23 11:17:19 PDT 2007
On Fri, 2007-03-23 at 10:37 -0700, Jim Stockford wrote:
> 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.
I've come across this before - I think it's when the username is too
long for the ps column output it just uses the UID instead.
> Things aren't working that way.
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