[sf-lug] 501 and other anomolies

Jim Stockford jim.stockford at gmail.com
Fri Mar 23 13:34:41 PDT 2007

on another, similar, system the ls -l command
displays a nine-character user name.

echo -n jstockford | wc
shows 10 characters.
So i'm guessing the max is nine. I'll confirm on
the sf-lug.com box.

On 3/23/07, Jim Stockford <jim.stockford at gmail.com> 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.
> Things aren't working that way.
> Why?
> jim
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