[sf-lug] 501 and other anomolies

Blake Haggerty Blake.Haggerty at Sapphire.com
Fri Mar 23 11:39:47 PDT 2007

How many Characters can the user name allow??


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Blake M. Haggerty

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-----Original Message-----
From:Asheesh Laroia asheesh at asheesh.org 
To: "Jim Stockford" <jim.stockford at gmail.com>;
Cc: "SF-LUG" <sf-lug at linuxmafia.com>;
Sent: Mar 23, 2007 11:29:12 AM
Subject: Re: [sf-lug] 501 and other anomolies

On Fri, 23 Mar 2007, 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. 

Your username is too long for the column this program is using to display 
usernames, so instead of truncating it, it shows the UID by number. 

-- Asheesh. 

Cheer Up! Things are getting worse at a slower rate. 

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